Mindful March: Actions to Help Us Respond More Mindfully
via: Action for Happiness
Let’s pause, breathe and notice, so we can respond more mindfully.
Action for Happiness has released their March calendar and this month is all about mindfulness.
It’s a pretty straightforward word, right?
It suggests that the mind is fully attending to what’s happening, to what you’re doing, to the space you’re moving through. That might seem trivial, except for the annoying fact that we so often veer from the matter at hand. Our mind takes flight, classrooms, hallways, and homes experience chaos, we lose touch with our body, and pretty soon we’re engrossed in obsessive thoughts and hormonal stress responses. This can make the brain and mind anxious.
Yet no matter how far we drift away, mindfulness is right there to snap us back to where we are and what we’re doing and feeling. While a lot of emotional regulation is up to the individual, mindfulness is an evidenced-based strategy and can work for all. If you have a neurological system in your brain, mindfulness can work for you
Counseling MythBusters 101: Mindfulness is not a special added thing we do. It is not obscure or complicated. It is not in our “heads”, and it certainly does not require help from a professional. It is a way of living. Mindfulness is a quality that every human being already possesses, it’s not something you have to conjure up, you just have to learn how to access it. Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us
We hope this calendar and the daily mindfulness brain hacks will serve you well this month.