Mindfulness is accomplished by not focusing on the future or past which can result in not participating in our present lives fully due to distraction. It gives the individual the ability to respond to the events happening in their life instead of simply reacting to them. This is accomplished by acknowledging the feelings and identifying the source of those feelings instead of diverting attention to other tasks.
To avoid some additional holiday stress being aware and mindful of our consumption habits, whether it be food or shopping, can be helpful. Questions you can ask yourself include: Is this a need or is this a want? Am I eating because I’m hungry or am I eating because I’m stressed out? Am I dealing with dif