Mindfulness not only helps your awareness but it builds compassion and empathy in your day to day relationships with other people. By understanding your own motivations and feelings, allows you to stop, pause and see how things really are – not how you think they should be.
Mindfulness shows us that it is okay to be okay with change and that nothing will stay the same. Often when you are goal driven, mindfulness helps recognise when you get caught up in the day to day things. It gives you a reminder to focus on your goals and remember the bigger picture of how you fit into this world and of the relationships you create and cultivate along the way.
Here are some of the ways mindfulness can help your awareness in cultivating mindful relationships:
Mindfulness acts as an early warning system for your physical and mental wellbeing
💜. Stop the monkey mind
💜. Recognise when your thoughts race ahead
💜. Recognise negative and positive thoughts
💜. Understand how your body responds to stressors
💜. Recognise when you fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour
It boosts your confidence and helps you to understand yourself and your motivations
💛. Know what feels right and wrong
💛. Make better decisions
💛. Gain perspective on your goals
💛. Know when to let go of of wha does not serve your values
💛. See things as other than black and white
💛. Be compassionate to self and let go of perfection
💛. Be satisfied with wha you have and that you don’t need a lot to be happy
Mindfulness helps you recognise your stressors
💚. Recognising that the more connected you are, the more distracted you become
💚. Creates space to reduce white noise
💚. Reduce anxiety created by busy overload
However, mindfulness is not for everyone and it requires a commitment and time. It does not make your challenges disappear, it allows you to develop awareness and recognise the stressors impacting your life,The more you practise and bring attention to a point of focus (your breath) the more awareness you will achieve.