What Is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness means paying full attention to something. It means slowing down to really notice what you're doing.
Being mindful is the opposite of rushing or multitasking. When you're mindful, you're taking your time. You're focusing in a relaxed, easy way.
Why Do People Need Mindfulness?
Being mindful helps you:
- pay attention better
- be less distractible
- learn more
- stay calm under stress
- avoid getting too upset about things
- slow down instead of rush
- listen better to others
- be more patient
- get along better
- feel happier and enjoy things more
If this sounds like a superpower, it is!
Being mindful helps people in just about every part of life. Learning how to be mindful when you're young gives you a chance to get really good at it and use it always.
The website links below will give you more information about mindfulness, with exercises activities for both children and adults alike.