Mindfulness vs Mindlessness
Mindlessness is when your mind is crowded with worry, doubt, judgment, fear… all things that stem from not being present, being focused on outcome and expectation, or reflecting on past situations of disappointment.
1. The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
2. A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations (without judgement)
“Mindfulness” has become quite the buzz word, especially in corporate America, where it plays such an important role in the quality of life and work of employees across the nation. This is because most of us are going about our days completing tasks with mindlessly instead of experiencing each moment mindfully.
We’ve all heard the saying, “life goes by so fast”. This is because of one thing and one thing only – we are not in the present moment. After officiating over 1000 weddings and working with many private and corporate clients, I am considered an expert in my field when it comes to mindfulness. The truth is simple: when we are thinking about something else other than what we’re doing (when we’re distracted), or splitting our focus, it is almost impossible for our mind to retain the memories we are making in the moment. Consider a wedding ceremony; How can you stand, facing the love of your life on your wedding day, and really hear each word that your officiant is speaking, when you’re wondering if the florist put the flowers on the cake, or if you look fat from the side? With any and all situations you will experience in your life, I will teach you a variety of techniques to being present, so that life SLOWS DOWN for you. Your days will be more accomplished, your relationships will be richer, and you will feel healthier and look younger (stress is not pretty).