Have you ever found yourself driving and suddenly unaware of how you got to your present location? Do you find yourself walking fast to get somewhere and missing the experience of getting there? How about ploughing through your meal without tasting it?
This is known as ‘mindlessness’ – A state we also often refer to as being on ‘autopilot.’
We are all prone to the “busyness” of life and we often detach ourselves from the experiences of our daily lives. Our brains tend to go on autopilot to conserve energy. Research shows that the average person is in autopilot 47% of the time, our attention is absorbed in our wandering minds and we are not really ‘present’ in our own lives. On autopilot we tend to get lost in ‘doing’ so we find ourselves constantly striving and struggling and ‘getting stuff done’ instead of really living. And by doing so we miss the moment-to-moment experiences that improves our psychological, physical well-being and stress management.
Information overload, workplace distraction and increased usage of digital communications is resulting in many of use feeling stressed, overworked and unable to sustain high levels of productivity. Scientific research has shown that by applying mindfulness techniques into your daily life has huge benefits. Mindfulness has been incorporated into training activities for athletes in the Olympics, the Navy Seals, and by the world’s top professional sports organisations
- Historical context of mindfulness
- The misconceptions of mindfulness
- What is meant by Mindfulness & Transitions?
- The Psychological, Physical and Neurological benefits of mindfulness
- How to apply Mindfulness Techniques to your life