If you're reading this, sit up taller, drop your shoulders, and relax your jaw. Take stock in what you're feeling from head-to-toe, inside and out, and notice whether it's different than how you felt yesterday. If you need it, slow down, and take a deep breath. There, isn't that better?
Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as
"awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally."
As you're reading -- if you're still reading -- pay close attention and allow yourself to feel what you feel. Observe yourself and your thoughts without any judgement.
This mindfulness practice allows us to make observations, notice patterns, and better understand our reactions to that which we observe.
Dr. Kabat-Zinn says mindfulness is simply
"being yourself and knowing a little bit more about who that is."
If you're still reading, know that we're glad you're