Life can be overwhelming sometimes, and most people have a lot on their minds all the time. It’s difficult to be present in the current moment when you are always thinking about the next. Mindfulness allows us to be completely present and aware of what we are doing and where we are. That may seem like a simple concept, but it is a difficult thing for many people to accomplish. However, with some practice, mindfulness meditation can reduce stress, improve performance in both work and personal activities, and improve insight and observations of life’s moments. Being present does not involve major changes in behavior, it simply means taking a few minutes every day to focus until it become second nature.
The professionals at Plains Area Mental Health collaborate with clients to create a plan which addresses specific needs and goals. A caring approach integrating evidence-based practices is designed to address life’s struggles effectively in a way that is also uniquely tailored to you and your family. Whether you may face life’s daily stress or a chronic mental illness, we are here for you. Call one of our offices today or take our free online assessment on this website.
P.S. Mindfulness can be practiced as a more traditional seated meditation, but it can also be a simple pause inserted throughout the day or integrated into activities such as running or sports.