Mindfulness is used to bring yourself to the present, to turn off autopilot from our everyday lives, making us see each day with an open mind and to live in the here and now by noticing the everyday – not worrying about what may or may not happen in the future.
The mindfulness approach I adopt is best defined as ‘awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. It’s about knowing what is on your mind.’ by Jon Kabat- Zinn the founder of Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction [MBSR].
The benefits can be to reduce stress and manage anxiety and create an overall feeling of calmness.
The most effective way is to set aside time on a daily basis to practice mindfulness, in the sessions and courses that I run on mindfulness I cover how to do this successfully.