Mindfulness and meditation sessions are becoming increasingly popular now, as it’s a great way to get away from our busy lifestyles. But there are still many people that don’t fully understand what it is all about.
We’ve put together a few common myths about mindfulness to help clear any misconceptions!
Mindfulness is about getting rid of bad thoughts
Many people are under the impression that mindfulness and meditation are meant to banish the mind of thoughts whatever they may be. But in fact, it is all about trying to relate to them in a different manner. Bad thoughts can not magically disappear but we can learn how not get too caught up in them.
‘I have to have positive thoughts only’
Mindfulness is all about trying to accept your thoughts, no matter if they are good or bad. It’s about understanding that we have no control over our thoughts and we shouldn’t let them take over how we feel overall.
Mindfulness is just for the elderly
In fact, there is a lot of scientific study around mindfulness and how it can help numerous people in various settings such as businesses, schools and hospitals. Mindfulness activities are designed to help people to escape from their stressful modern life and unwind from their busy schedules.
Mindfulness with make all my problems go away
No matter what we do, we will always experience difficulties in life such as health issues or loss of loved ones. Mindfulness practices will not eliminate or fix all our worldly troubles, but it may help us to deal with them in a better way.
Supportive Attitudes you need to have!
There are many different attitude types that can help with mindfulness, such as, patience, being non-judgemental, acceptance and having the mindset to let go. It can take awhile to get used to the concept but in time you will begin to notice the positive impact it has on your mind and well-being.