Mindfulness originates from Buddhist philosophy and is used to promote emotional wellbeing and physical health. It’s been proven to specifically help with addiction, anxiety, insomnia, OCD, panic attacks, chronic fatigue syndrome and eating disorders. But generally speaking, it’s a really useful practice to integrate into your everyday life, especially if your lifestyle is frantic and stressful, or you’re feeling overwhelmed and struggling to ‘switch off’ from repetitive thoughts. Even taking just 10 minutes out of your day to take notice of your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and the world around you can benefit the quality of life. You’ll have more clarity on situations, feel more ‘balanced’, creative and able to recognise and alter habitual thought patterns and behaviours.
“Breathe in. Breathe out. I am alive!” - Thich Hnat Hnah