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You may think mindfulness and Mindful-thought was only about being calm or helping you deal with stress. But mindfulness can help you lift your mood and become a happier person for more of the time?
It’s easy to get stuck in a negative cycle and un-resourceful mindset and stuck on the things that aren’t working in your life. Your inner self-talk can become all about your weaknesses or failures.
If not kept in check, negativity becomes an habitual way of thinking, a default setting in your internal communication.
Mindfulness can help turn around this limiting-pattern and get you into a more positive funk. As a bonus, mindfulness has many positive health benefits because it reduces stress and enhancing your resilience and mental capacity.
Here are three ways mindfulness can help you get out of a negativity spiral and transcend into a happier state of thought.
Practicing mindfulness can help you refocus your attention on the here and now (presence) instead of anxious fast-forwarding to future problems or brooding over past mistakes. Mindfulness slows you down and reconnects you with what is happening at the moment. You can notice and appreciate the good things that are in your life right now. Being mindful can also help you stop being reactive and instead be more thoughtful in how you respond to people and situations.
Mindfulness brings you into a deeper connection with yourself and with others. It gives you time and mental space to work out what matters to you, and what are your values and beliefs. You learn that happiness lies in knowing yourself and being comfortable with who you are. You can only be you, everyone else is already taken! 😉
And when you are your authentic self, you can connect honestly, openly and straightforwardly with other people. Relationships can become more profound and more heartfelt.
One of the beautiful effects of mindfulness is the release from the treadmill of consumerism. You stop investing in externals for your happiness. Money, external approval, worldly success, and possessions no longer hold sway over your self-worth. You don't give up on your financial goal or career goals, you just change your perspective about them.
Mindfulness focuses your attention on what you can control. Living an authentic life, attuned and aligned with your values encourages and supports your inner wellbeing. Your happiness becomes self-sufficient.
Cultivating mindfulness can open your mind to feeling gratitude for where you are and what you have right now. ‘You are enough’ is not just a slogan, it is an affirmation that you can be your best you, and live the life you want.
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