MINDFULNESS is 'paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgement.' - Jon Kabat-Zinn, 1990.
Mindfulness doesn't mean being zoned-out, asleep, in denial or unaware of what's happening.
Mindfulness can be practiced throughout your day, it doesn't have to be limited for a specific time and place. Being mindful throughout your daily routine can actually make you more productive.
It's about learning to change your attention to be produce in tasks, to sustain your motivation when life becomes demanding and learning to handle the frustrations that come with all those demands.
“Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity, and acceptance. Mindfulness is about developing the ability to be fully attentive to all of the moments of your life, reducing the amount of time you spend worrying about the future or fretting about the past. It is best strengthened by a regular meditation practice. This practice invites us to slow down, breathe and observe our inner experience.”
- Harvard University Health Services