BY Aditya Shukla
Mindfulness is like focusing attention through a clear lens. Everyday occurs as a “blur,” so mindfulness changes daily life.
It is supercharged attention to the present moment
It is non-judgmental acceptance of your current moment
It is deliberate attention and observation of thoughts and surroundings.Magazine
Mindful people develop better attention because it attention practice.
Mindfulness is paying more attention to things that may go unnoticed. This triggers creativity. You then get new perspectives automatically.
Everything you are mindful about will eventually create stronger memories. Strength of memory is proportional to the effort you put into forming it. More attention = stronger memory.
Depression and anxiety reduce mental flexibility, which makes you fixate and repeat negative thoughts. When mindfulness improves mental flexibility, you can snap out of intrusive thoughts and mood slumps.
Traumatic flashbacks disrupt daily life. These occur when the brain's attention goes inward and activates the default mode network, which triggers automatic emotional thoughts. Mindfulness blocks the DMN.
Mindfulness occupies attention fully, so the brain doesn't get a chance to ruminate or get distracted. So if you are prone to mind-wandering or get intrusive thoughts, mindfulness helps instantly.