Mindfulness is a state of active, purposeful attention to the present. A state described as observing your thoughts and feelings in the present moment without judging them as good or bad.
Practicing Mindfulness can relax the body and mind and reduce stress. Research shows practicing mindfulness is effective for stress, anxiety, pain, depression and insomnia and improves attention.
Mindfulness can be practiced in as little as a minute. Think of your five senses, sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. Focusing on a candle flame, or the small of burning incense can help you practice mindfulness and being in the moment.
Sleep is the greatest most natural performance enhancing drug that we neglect. Studies show a 20-30% improvement in motor skills after a nights sleep. And sleep stimulates the brain to assist with learning and retaining memories.
Writing down your goals and dreams significantly increases your ability to achieve them. Sharing it with a friend improves your chances even further. Dream big.