Is mindfulness just meditation?


These two terms are often used interchangeably, but in fact mindfulness is just one of many types of meditation. Mindfulness meditation is a practice of focusing your attention on the present moment. If thoughts intrude (which they often will) they are noticed and released without judgement. The focus then turns back to the present moment. Mindfulness can also be a regular part of your daily life, where the key is to focus on what is happening in and around you. Eating, walking, and/or cleaning the house can all be done mindfully and this mindfulness interrupts the common tendency in all of us to dwell unnecessarily on challenges, stressful situations, and never-ending to-do lists.


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Jennifer Vander Zalm

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