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Mindfulness; It’s not what you think!

In our fast paced world we often find ourselves in a battle with our own minds. We forget to take our grandmother’s advice of “stop and smell the roses” and can sometimes just see the thorns in our way. Mindfulness is the mental activity of stopping the mental freight train bearing down on us, becoming aware of our present moment with the end result of quieting our minds. It is the art of living in the NOW and focusing on the sensory life experience .”So what?!”, you might ask. Well, it has been shown that mindfulness ( the art of awareness) reduces stress, anxiety, physical discomfort and just general chaos thinking. If you want to learn more about mindfulness, you can link to a wonderful article on  mindfulness my links and resource page  http://www.renocounseling.net/links-resources/ . Enjoy and remember to breath….you’ll get the reference after you read the article!

 

10 tips to adding happiness to your LIFE !

The Ten Secrets of Happiness Plant something and nurture it Count your blessings: at least five, at the end of each day

 

Take time to talk. Have an hour-long conversation with a loved one each week

 

Phone a friend whom you have not spoken to for a while and arrange to meet up

 

Give yourself a treat every day and take the time to really enjoy it

 

Have a good laugh at least once a day

 

Get physical – exercise for half an hour three times a week

 

Smile at and/or say hello to a stranger at least once each day
Cut your TV viewing by half

 

Spread some kindness – do a good turn for someone every day

 

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