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Mindfulness - For Better Mood, Less Stress, and more Energetic

Mindfulness - For Better Mood, Less Stress, and more Energetic

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Mindfulness - For Better Mood, Less Stress, and more Energetic

According to the latest WHO data published in 2015, the average human lifespan of Malaysia is just 75 years: 77.3 years if you are a woman and 72.7 years if you are a man. During that time, most adults sleep 7-9 hours per day, leaving the average person with 16 hours a day to work, eat, play, exercise, have fun, and to live.

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Studies by Harvard University has shown that the average person spends about 47% of waking time lost in thoughts, stressing over plans, overthinking about problems, or otherwise caught up in how to live life instead or living it. The act of overthinking life cuts the meaningful hours in a day down to an average of 8.5 hours. So, at the end of the day, the average human is only really living for about 1/3rd of their available time.

Most of us tend to think in one way, and that is overthinking. With the advance technology and up growing environment, we grow up in families where parents stress about money; partners worry about weight loss or appearance; where television ads throw us with never ending ideas about everything from finances to the color of our teeth. We worry about what’s for dinner; whether the email asking for a meeting after work will be good or bad; whether we should be buying things we do not need; and even about the people around us.

All these over thinking make us Anxious, Depressed, and Not Enjoying Life as much as we could.

Mindfulness helps to fix that by getting you out of your own head.

Mindfulness is the systematic process of cultivating attention and awareness in your present environment, without judgment, and therefore influencing the quality of your experiences and interactions with the world. Mindfulness can be practiced is many situations ranging from breathing, eating, working, studying, and even when doing your chores.

To simply kick start mindfulness, below is a quick exercise that you can start with.

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For many of us, this short exercise is one that we have not done before. And it can be surprising for many that this process of intentionally stopping all activity and focusing on the body can create emotion, relaxation, or even enjoyment.

Like any other habits, mindfulness takes time to build. The more you practice, the more you create a mindful experience. With time and practice, mindfulness will become a habit, and will eventually become effortless. By being mindful in your everyday activity, you spend time more effectively, more efficiently, resulting you in better mood, less stress, and more energetic.

Stay tune for more about Mindfulness. To know more about how Mindfulness can help you, give us a call at +603-4022 6689.

Contributed by:

Ms Jolene Yeo

Psychologist from Spectrum Of Life