The practice of mindfulness is a simple one, yet it has the potential to make a significant difference in the way you feel. Studies have found it can be an effective way of treating depression and anxiety. As a way of reducing stress, many people around the world have found it a useful tool. There are several ways of inducing a state of mindfulness, most of which can be performed by almost anyone. If you’re looking for a natural way to relax and reduce the amount of stress in your life, here are 3 easy tips on using mindfulness effectively. 

Practice Regularly

Mindfulness tends to work best when practised regularly over time. It doesn’t take much, just a few minutes a day can be enough, as long as it’s done often enough to become a habit. There are many simple techniques you can use to achieve this. Deep breathing, repeating a positive mantra, and merely spending a few minutes in silence are just a few ways you can achieve mindfulness any time. 

Be Aware of Your Desires

Reducing stress is a common desire of many, yet everyone has their own perception of what it means. By focusing on what positive qualities you want to enhance in your life, you may experience better results. You may find it helpful to assign certain themes or values to each day you practice. This can help make it easier to follow through with and can also help to reinforce the goals you’re trying to achieve. 

Mindfulness & The Principles of TCM

In traditional Chinese medicine, balance is the key to bodily health. Most TCM practices involve directing your body’s natural energies along certain pathways to keep them flowing smoothly. Applying these practices to the practice of mindfulness may help to enhance the experience; blending and balancing the energies of your mind and body simultaneously, and hopefully improving the way they both feel. 

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