THE ART OF MINDFULNESS AND SLOW LIVING IN A BUSY WORLD
With all the craziness going on in the world today, it’s easy to get carried away with digital distractions, social media and dashing from one thing to another in a fast-paced existence. So how can we prevent the downward spiral to burnout and stress? One technique is to be mindful – to be present in the moment and free your mind from unnecessary thoughts and emotions.
By definition, mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations. It’s used as a therapeutic technique but it doesn’t necessarily require a meditation practice. With mental health becoming an ever more talked about topic these days,
we reached out to three inspirational women who advocate practising mindfulness.