We all know people (or these people are ourselves) who jump from one thought to another, dwell on the past, or worry about the future. In short, not being mindful. Not being mindful of ourselves or of the present negatively impacts our decision-making ability, as well as our sense of feeling whole. Mindfulness, which you will learn about in this course, helps bring more balance to our emotional and mental selves and improve our overall lives.

Being aware of where we are and what we are doing, without being overly reactive, is what mindfulness is all about. Mindfulness improves not only your own life, but the lives of those around you as well. For example, not only will you be able to realize more of your own wants and needs, but those of the people close to you. Learn about several additional benefits of mindfulness as well as tips for being mindful, such as prioritizing tasks instead of multitasking, in this course. This course also demonstrates some simple methods for meditation.

Neuroscience has shown our nervous system can, in a sense, become destabilized and move outside its own levels of tolerance when we are feeling stressed or challenged. Mindfulness can help expand that window of tolerance and help improve our wellbeing. Utilize the information presented here and learn how to be more mindful in your everyday life.