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Inspired by these practices Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University co-developed mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), which has proven to be as effective as drugs in treating and preventing depression. A lot of the techniques used in MBCT proved to be helpful as well for those who are not struggling with clinical depression but still wish to find more peace and relaxation in their stressful daily lives.
The concept of Mindfulness stems from ancient elements of Buddhist tradition. It is the practise to bring one’s attention to internal and external occurrences taking place in the present moment, often achieved by different methods of meditation.
As with all things worth learning Mindfulness takes some practice to master. Don’t worry if at first you keep getting distracted and find it hard to relax or be in the moment. Be patient with yourself.
Notice the Everyday: Get in the habit of paying attention to small things. The wind on your face, sounds, smells, tastes you would normally not notice
Keep it regular: Pick one time, task or occasion each day during which you want to be consciously aware of the world around you and how it effects you
Try something new: Simple acts like eating at a new restaurant can help you perceive the world differently
Watch your thoughts: The goal is not to get rid of thoughts that make you anxious or stressed but rather to notice when and why they occur and to understand you don’t have to follow them
Meditate: Make time to just sit quietly and pay attention to signals of your body, breathing. Whenever your mind starts to wander escort it back to the moment