Mindfulness is a common topic recently, but it can be difficult to make time for. In an article for Psychology Today, Leena Guptha, DO, PCOM-San Diego’s Academic Dean of Graduate Studies, introduces seven techniques you can use in your life to become more mindful. “Bring it to whatever activity you are engaged in, whatever mood you are feeling, whether alone or with others in a social circumstance,” suggests Leena, such as sleeping or eating, and keep in mind that “the mind works best in short bursts!” The benefits of concentrated mindfulness can have diminishing returns, so you don’t need to invest a lot of time.
“This expanding awareness of what it means to be mindful is a something that can benefit all. Consider just a few of the benefits that research suggests through regular mindfulness practice: improved sleep quality, better digestion, fewer headaches and stronger relationships. In other words, mindfulness can have a considerable impact on our individual lives, and as it spreads, on our society at large. “
Read the full article on PsychologyToday.com.