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Why Mindfulness is Important During Challenging Times

May 11, 2020

Why Mindfulness is Important During Challenging Times

Mindfulness is the act of intentionally training your focus on the here and now. It may sound simple, but performing it can be a lifelong practice, and the manifold benefits of mindfulness far belie its apparent simplicity—especially in trying times like these. When challenges mount and threats seem pervasive, there's no better time to practice mindfulness, as it can help you retain the calm, clarity, and fortitude to steer you through any crisis. 

 Examples of mindfulness practices and techniques include:

  • To identify and accept emotions without judging them.
  • To observe the sights, smells, sounds, touches, and tastes you encounter, again without judging or holding onto them.
  • To notice body sensations like tingles or itches without taking actions to eliminate them, then watch them fade.
  • To meditate on a single sight, like a candle flame, or sound, like a word you repeat over and over silently.

 

 Ultimately, and with practice, you can develop the ability to be mindful in everyday activities as you go about your daily life. 

 To expound on that, here are just a few of the many benefits of mindfulness, all of which are particularly helpful during challenging times. 

 

Mental Health

 Mindfulness can help increase focus and concentration and decrease obsessive, compulsive, or erratic thinking. Many psychotherapists teach their patients to practice mindfulness to combat problems like substance abuse, depression, couples' conflicts, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders. 

 

Physical Health

 Scientists have found that practicing mindfulness can be just as beneficial, in many ways, as physical exercise in helping to improve health and prevent, reduce or relieve various physical health complaints, such as chronic pain, insomnia, digestive distress, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stress. 

 Mindfulness has been found to raise telomerase levels in the body. Telomerase are parts of your genes capable of reducing cellular damage and prolonging lifespan. Mindfulness has also been proven to boost the immune system, making you more resistant to disease.

 

Emotional and Spiritual Wellness

 A mindful attitude and perspective on life allows you to appreciate the many wonderful small things and let go of the things that don't matter. It can help you be more engaged and related to other people and activities and helps you to develop a better ability to handle adversity proactively. With mindfulness, you can more easily let go of stress (and avoid taking it on in the first place) as you proceed toward your goals less encumbered by fears, anxieties, low self-esteem, or regrets. 

 

 Mindfulness is made much easier with the help of all natural supplements that support your mind in staying clear and focused and your body in staying healthy, strong, and calm. Farlong Pharmaceutical produces many such supplements, all made with 100% all-natural, GMP-certified herbal ingredients.