A beginner’s guide to mindfulness

Mindful.org defines mindfulness as the basic human ability to be fully present in the moment, “aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.” The American Psychological Association defines it as “a moment-to-moment awareness of one’s experience without judgment, […] a state and not a trait.” Studies suggest it can reduce depression, anxiety and stress, and improve emotional regulation and memory. “Mindfulness is a quality that every human being already possesses, […] you just have to learn how to access it.”

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Guide to mindfulness