Mindfulness is awareness. It includes observing the flow of your thoughts and feelings. When a person is mindful, they are also attuned with the world around them; what sounds they hear, what they see happening, what smells and textures they notice. It is important to note that mindfulness doesn’t mean judging things as good or bad. Instead, mindfulness is a state of being.
For example, a person who is mindful may notice the smell of freshly baked bread coming from the bakery next door. They notice their stomach growl, and a feeling of anger rise. The mindful person understands that they are not actually angry, rather, they listen to signs that they want to satisfy hunger.
Are you "mind full" or mindful?
One way to become more mindful is to measure how mindful you actually are. The mindfulness quiz is a simple self-test that can help you become more aware of your awareness. Depending on your results from the mindfulness questionnaire, you will gain custom insights on your level of mindfulness and recommendations on how you can grow.
This short mindfulness quiz only takes about 5 minutes to complete.
There are many scientifically proven health benefits for practicing mindfulness activities, including: