Each day, we are physically present for every moment, but what about in mind and spirit?
If you're like most, your daily routines have created habits, and for the most part, you're on auto-pilot. When you have a spare minute, you're dwelling on the past or preparing for the future. If you can relate, you're not alone. Humans are prone to constantly toggle between what was and what may be, missing out on life, here and now.
A Harvard study found that we're not fully present nearly 50% of the time because we're too busy ruminating about the past or worrying about what's next. As Peter Kinderman, a clinical psychologist and professor, said, "Rumination tends to be eased if we learn to be mindful; if we are able to be aware of, and understand how our own thoughts work."
This is where the power of mindfulness comes in, acting as a real game-changer.