This is just a short overview of some of the many health benefits of mindfulness. Now, as great as mindfulness is, it is not a substitute for living a well-balanced life. It’s a great idea to try to incorporate mindfulness into your day-to-day, but don’t expect it to change your health overnight or to instantly reduce your stress levels. Keep eating a healthy diet, getting some daily exercise, supporting your body naturally with proven immune-boosting supplements
, and getting adequate rest.
When you’re doing all of this and then adding in moments of mindfulness through-out your day, you will slowly begin to feel its benefits. Still don’t think you have time for mindfulness? Here are a few simple ways to practice mindfulness:
- In the car on the way to work listen to the radio. Listen to the music and sing along. Try to keep your mind from wandering away to your workday. Listen to the music, hear the lyrics, and just let your mind take a break.
- At work, focus on one task at a time. Close your web browser. Close your email. Just focus on the item you’re working on. When you’re in a meeting, keep your smartphone in your pocket and give your attention to the meeting.
- At home during supper, make sure the television and radio are turned off, keep the tablets, smartphones and computers away from the table (and kitchen) – just sit and eat. Even if you’re eating alone, just sit and eat your meal. Eat slowly and really chew your food and taste it.
Mindfulness doesn’t need to be rigid or systematic. Just taking simple steps during your day to be more aware and calm can go a long way in supporting your health and immune system