06 Feb Mindful or Mind-full? Take The Quiz!
Here are some mindfulness facts to get your knowledge going in terms of whether or not you really know yourself- especially when it comes it to your thoughts!
Mindfulness can bring many benefits. It brings clarity and vividness to the present moment. It may help people end unhealthy habits and patterns. It can enhance a sense of well-being and bring calmness troubled spirits. It is also a great way to energize yourself during a long day at work.
Answer the following questions with a simple yes or no, if the majority of your answers are ‘no’, you are mindful.
- I could be experiencing some emotion and not be conscious of it until some time later.
- I break or spill things because of carelessness, not paying attention, or thinking of something else.
- I find it difficult to stay focused on what’s happening in the present.
- I tend to walk quickly to get where I’m going without paying attention to what I experience along the way.
- I tend not to notice feelings of physical tension or discomfort until they really grab my attention.
- I forget a person’s name almost as soon as I’ve been told it for the first time.
- It seems I am “running on automatic” without much awareness of what I’m doing.
- I rush through activities without being really attentive to them.
- I get so focused on the goal I want to achieve that I lose touch with what I am doing right now to get there.
- I do jobs or tasks automatically, without being aware of what I’m doing.
So, are you mindful?
Why is it important to be mindful? - Besides the powerful health benefits of meditation, it is also important to become the best version of yourself only because, in the grand scheme of life, we are smaller than it, we are limited by death. So it’s essential to enrich your relationships with loved ones and with the gifts of nature- whatever makes you happy, really live in that happiness!
Nehita is a mindfulness expert who writes extensively on lifestyle management, wellness and ways to lead a healthier and a happier life. She is a part of Aware’s expert team on meditation. She is also an avid artist who spends most her time dribbling amazing stories through art.