WELLNESS
12/08/2015 09:17 am ET

Here's Proof Mindfulness Can Transform Your Life

Think of it as a workout for your mind.

The term "mindfulness" can scare people off. But the truth is, the practice could be your greatest superpower.

The basic premise of mindfulness is possessing an awareness of your thoughts, which, when you think about it, is a very useful tool. Next time you lose your cool over getting cut off on your drive home or a dry cleaning mishap with your favorite shirt -- and who hasn't? -- try using a mindfulness technique to deescalate as discussed in the video above. 

As this Happify animation explains, when you're in tune with the present moment and how you're feeling, you're better equipped to handle stress. Not only that, research is continuously showing that it positively benefits the body and the brain.

Still not convinced? Check out the video above to learn more about the powers of mindfulness. It may make you think twice about the practice.


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