Everyday Mindfulness

Autism can be a significant cause of stress and worry. Mindfulness is an important step to staying grounded and achieving a happier life.

This video will discuss what mindfulness is, the benefits of being mindful, and how to go about achieving it.

Everyday Mindfulness by AboutKidsHealth
Initial Release Date: October 22, 2019
Source: YouTube

What We Learned from this Video:

  • Many people imagine mindfulness as sitting alone with your eyes closed. This is, in fact, one way to help achieve mindfulness.
  • Mindfulness is a way to make life more enjoyable and less stressful.
  • Mindfulness can help you better understand your feelings and experiences.
  • It is about living in the present instead of worrying about the past or future.
  • Mindfulness does not necessarily require meditation; the most important thing is to pay purposeful attention to your situation.
  • Mindfulness involves paying close attention to the immediate sensations you are feeling, taking time to relax and center yourself.
  • When having a conversation with someone, do not listen to them only to be able to respond; listen with the goal of understanding what they are saying.
  • It is important to pay attention to your own reactions to things. Do not judge yourself for those reactions, but learn to control them and recognize when they come up.

A big part of mindfulness is feeling empathy and sympathy for others’ situations. Check out our blog to learn more about mindfulness and to try our 30-Day Mindfulness Meditation Challenge.

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