They key to mindfulness is linked to awareness. Being aware and present in the moment makes many things possible. Being aware takes the focus off abstract things caused by worry and anxiety, which influence us in every area of life. Narrowing the focus in our minds to what is happening in the now leaves less room for the what ifs of life.
Being aware of what is happening now prevents us from being focused too far ahead or looking too far back because we are dealing with what is right in front of us, right now. Going through life doing the minimum while worrying about tomorrow sucks the life out of us. Mindfulness translated to all areas of life makes life clearer and the path to success and happiness well lit.
Look at the areas mindfulness can help us in our lives:
- Our relationships
- Our health
- Our work life
- Our finances
- and more
That gives a clear picture of what mindfulness can do – improve areas of life – but let’s take a look at how mindfulness does that.
Makes us more aware- Being mindful makes us aware of the situations we are experiencing. It causes us to deal in realities that are front and center. How we engage our family. What is going on with our health and finances can’t be ignored when you are present-minded and aware of the situations you are in.
Makes us care more- Being aware opens our hearts and minds. This creates compassion, empathy, and a spirit of kindness. Being mindful of the areas of our lives creates space to solve problems, nurture relationships, and make the most of all aspects of our lives.
Make us more responsible- Mindfulness makes it possible, dare I say required, to take bold action. Mindfulness is keenly aware of what needs to be done and the importance of getting things done efficiently. Mindfulness makes you pay your bills, clean your home, raise your kids, and do things with intentionality.
Makes us act- Once you know, then you do. Being openly aware of what is happening in your life in all areas makes it easier to take action. Being aware of yourself and the impact that you are having makes it easier for you to control or manage that impact for the best.
Mindfulness is a wonderful dose of reality in the best of ways. Mindfulness is heightened awareness which translates to every area of life. Being tuned in and turned on to what is vital.