4 Mindfulness Myths and Why They Should Not Stop You
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- Fact: This is partially correct. Mindfulness meditation may be practiced in a quiet setting in a variety of ways. But a mindfulness practice could include going about your daily activities with purpose, non-judgment and awareness.
- Fact: You don’t necessarily have to set aside dedicated time to being mindful. One can be mindful while sitting in a doctor’s office, grocery shopping or even conversing with someone.
- Fact: Paying attention to the present moment does not mean the present moment is always pleasant. Being aware and non-judgmental when experiencing heartache, sadness or anger is being mindful. Remaining mindful allows you to accept your experiences by not fighting or being overly attached to them.
- Fact: Mindfulness is an effective tool to help you observe thoughts and feelings surrounding particular situations causing distress. Some of these thoughts and feelings could be the result of deep psychological problems or traumas. Talking with a friend, loved one or seeing a professional may be needed to resolve these deeper issues.