All too often, we allow our well-being to be determined by our outside circumstances and experiences. We feel frustrated because we want more than we have. We feel sad or dissatisfied about what we don't have or what we lost . We worry about what tomorrow will bring. We regret what we did yesterday. We forget that our experiences do not define us, and they don't determine our mood.
Learning mindfulness skills is one way to help with this. Mindfulness
of our life's experiences with a focus on being present in the here-and-now
. It contributes to enhanced happiness by teaching us to savor life's pleasures as they occur and to become more engaged in our activities and relationships.
Mindfulness techniques can be taught on their own, or incorporated into a broader psychotherapy. Here's a good link for an overview of some of the benefits of mindfulness: https://www.helpguide.org/harvard/benefits-of-mindfulness.htm
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