Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Today's "Wellness Wednesday" topic is: Mindfulness in Nature. We will be discussing what mindfulness is, the benefits that come with it, and how to practice mindfulness in nature. A "Wellness Wednesday Challenge" will also be provided to hopefully further support you with implementing more mindfulness this week.
Mindfulness is being aware in the present moment. It means paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, sensations, and environment. Often we are thinking about what we need to do next, or worrying about what happened yesterday and what tomorrow will bring. This can cause our minds to be on overdrive, and lead us to feeling fatigued, burned out, stressed, anxious, depressed, and even less productive. Since practicing mindfulness supports us with being more present in the moment, it can promote a variety of health benefits including: decreased risk of depression, increased emotional regulation, reduced anxiety and stress, improved memory, stronger relationships, cognitive improvements, and enhanced physical and spiritual health.