Learn 21 Mindfulness skills that will change your life.
Meditation apps offer mindfulness with relaxation techniques but learning the core principals of mindfulness is critical.
We often forget to find joys on simple moments. We just can’t stop thinking about the past or future without noticing the instant time that we are experiencing. Our daily moments are occupied with worries and full of stress. As years passes by, we cannot really enjoy the moments that we are having fun like we used to be when we were a child and that creates stress, anxiety and sleep deprivation. This is when mindfulness helps us.
Meditation and mindfulness are hot topics in these days. According to various randomised control trials, mindfulness helps solving anxiety, sleep and stress problems while improving focus and performance at work.
Many online and offline services around the world are offering mindfulness and meditation courses to help people. Some apps charge monthly fees while some offline services charge hundreds of dollars per couple of hours.
Although major mobile apps are marketing themselves as mindfulness meditation apps, they are usually mixed with relaxation techniques and people use them as ‘pain relievers’. However, we believe that:
‘Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime’
Therefore, we introduce Mindfulness 21, an online course that is prepared with top mindfulness experts and psychologists to teach core mindfulness skills for you to use them forever.
In Mindfulness 21, we cover 21 skills with 42 meditations. No continuous monthly payments, no ads. Learn and use them forever.
So what are the main topics that you will learn?
- Be aware of your moments: Are you always in a rush to do things because you don’t think you have enough time? Are you frequently late for appointments because you think that you have more time than you really do? This skill will show you the importance of awareness of your moments and sense of time.
- Focus: One of the biggest traps of not being mindful is that your attention wanders from one thing to the next or from one thought to the next. And as a result, you often get lost, distracted, and frustrated. You will learn to maintain your focus on whatever it is you’re observing with this skill.
- Mindfulness of thoughts: We are trapped in our minds by repeated negative thought patterns. We often treat thoughts as if they were facts. You may have the thought “I am no good at this,” or “Nobody understand me,” or even “I am brilliant!” Thoughts are not facts, they are simply what your mind is saying or creating at any given moment. This skill will help you focus on your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations.
- Describe Your Emotions: Emotions are key drivers of our behaviour but are we aware of them? Emotions are an extremely important part of our lives, and they profoundly affect our actions, even though we’re not always aware of them. We have to learn how and when to trust our emotional compass. Stated in more technical terms, we sometimes need to regulate our emotions so that our behaviours does not end up at their mercy.
- Focus shifting: We love doing many things in parallel, this is what we call multi-tasking. However, it is proven that multitasking is just a myth. Our mind shifts focus in a very fast pace which makes us think that we are doing two things at the same time. Focus Shifting will teach you learning to identify what you are focusing on in your moment-to-moment stream of awareness. It will help you shift your attention back and forth in a mindful, focused way.
- Mindful Breathing: If you are breathing, everything is ok. When you’re distracted by your thoughts and other stimuli, one of the easiest and most effective things you can do is to focus your attention on the rising and falling of your breath. This type of breathing also causes you to take fuller, deeper breaths, which can help you relax.
- Wise Mind: When caught up with difficult emotions, we might stumble on making decisions based on these. They can sometimes hurt us as we put aside thinking rationally but act out with emotional charges. When we are attentively and clearly focused on one task we have, we might miss out on the other options. We might miss out on the fun part while constantly keeping our mind immersed in intellectual matters. So we might end up not making the best decision for us. So how to make healthy decisions, what is the balance? The wise mind creates our balance. You can find it out.
- Judgements: The first step of solving a problem is to recognise when that problem occurs. So to begin changing your judgmental thinking, the first step is to recognise when you’re being judgmental and critical. Our judgements about ourselves and others limit us in every occasion. ‘This is hard’, ‘I can not do it.’, ‘I did not like him.’ So how can we be in the no-judgement zone and achieve our full potential?
- Mindful Communication: As you continue to practice mindfulness skills by yourself, it’s also very important that you begin to incorporate these skills into your interactions with others. Mindful communication is often the key to a successful relationship. Are you giving your full attention while listening or do you find yourself in other thoughts or dreams? Do you think you understood everything in 10 seconds and miss the rest?
- Kindness and Compassion: Lovingkindness is variously described as deep friendliness and welcoming or as a quality embodying compassion and cherishing, filled with forgiveness and unconditional love. It is a deep human capacity, always present, at least potentially. Lovingkindness can be a powerful aid to your mindfulness practice. It shows how to love yourself and others.
Learning these skills and many more will change your perception in life and create a measurable change in your daily routine.
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