July 25, 2022


Mindfulness is practicing to bring complete attention to the present moment and being aware about the current situation while calmly accepting inner feelings and thoughts. 

Mindfulness is all about being non-judgmental towards ourselves and acknowledging our thoughts and feelings. It leads towards being blissful, where an individual gathers all positivity, all hopes and all senses of being able to accomplish higher and faster things. The only way to live life at the optimum is to hold nothing back as far as the quality of bliss goes at first at the individual level, and then at the collective level. 

Mindfulness meditation is a 2500 years old practice where its origins are believed to come from Hinduism and Buddhism. 

According to positivepsychology.com, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn is considered the “founding father” of the U.S.-based mindfulness trend. He was introduced to mindfulness through his exploration of Buddhist philosophy in his college days, which he then incorporated into his practice as a professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. 

He founded the Stress Reduction Clinic at the UM medical school in 1979, where he developed the program that is known today as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) (Shea, 2018). Since then, mindfulness has grown in popularity and is increasingly the subject of studies on ways to reduce stress, increase positivity, and increase quality of life. 

It is considered as a self-care tool that is highly effective and used for people who are in high stress and want to work on their depression mood disorders. It can be practiced anytime and anywhere.  

Mindfulness has been a staple of positive psychology, going all the way back to the foundation of the field. 

Mindfulness can be practiced with the following mentioned steps: 

  • Close your eyes 
  • Take a deep breath 
  • Pay close attention and deep notice to your surroundings 
  • Recognize your thoughts and emotions 
  • Tune into your body’s physical sensations 
  • Feel the touch of air on your body 
  • Feel the touch of clothes  
  • Feel the taste of your tongue 
  • Observe the smell your nostrils are feeling 
  • Hear the sound in the surroundings 

Open all the senses and try to observe everything in the surroundings 

Benefits of Mindfulness: 

Being mindful of thoughts and emotions promotes wellbeing: Practicing mindfulness in positive psychology  

  • Working memory gets improved with mindfulness 
  • Strengths can be better through mindfulness 
  • Resilient power improves with mindfulness 
  • Stress and depression are highly decreased with mindfulness practice. 
  • Mindfulness raises the set point of happiness  
  • Improves thought pattern