The origin of mindfulness

Mindfulness is a technique to focus your attention on the present moment, without judgment or distraction. This technique is ancient and has its roots in eastern philosophies and religions, such as Buddhism. In these traditions, mindfulness is seen as a way to train and develop the mind, leading to a deeper understanding of both oneself and the world around.

In recent decades, mindfulness has become increasingly popular in the western world. This is because scientific research has shown that mindfulness can be effective in reducing stress and anxiety and improving mental health.

"If you don't disturb cloudy water, it will become clear by itself." - Lao Tzu

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Why should I practice mindfulness?

Mindfulness can offer you many benefits in your daily life. It can reduce stress and burnout symptoms, increase your sense of happiness, and contribute to better concentration.

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Mindfulness is easy to incorporate into your daily life. One common way is through meditation, such as following a breathing exercise.

If this doesn’t appeal to you, don’t worry, because mindfulness can also be applied during everyday activities, such as eating a meal or taking a walk in nature.

Breathing exercise

Square breathing, also known as box breathing, is a breathing technique that slows down your heart rate. It’s a great exercise to focus on your breath and achieve a deep sense of relaxation.

Try a breathing exercise


Mindful walking

During a walking meditation, you reconnect with your surroundings. You become aware of your body and engage with everything you hear and see.

Practice mindful walking!


Body scan

A body scan takes you out of your head and into your body. It helps you become more aware of what’s happening in your body and trains your attention.

Try a body scan meditation


Good to know

Mindfulness is not a shortcut to a perfect life. It is a tool you can use to live more consciously and experience more peace and contentment. It’s important to find a practice that suits you and start with it. Especially if you feel you don’t have time for it, mindfulness can bring you great benefits.

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