“When we focus on the good, the good gets better.” 

Being aware of how you are feeling at any given moment is a practice of mindfulness. Being “mindful” can help relieve stress, treat heart disease, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties, and increase mental focus. 

When working or studying, if you are losing focus, or feel like you need to stretch or take a walk, do it! If you are feeling frustrated or hopeless, call a colleague or friend to take a quick break. If you feel hungry, drink a glass of water first, then go for a healthy protein and complex carbohydrate snack. 

Mindfulness can help with all aspects of daily living and require some practice, but it can benefit many areas of your life. For information on mindfulness and meditation check out this link.

Rebecca Herrmann, RDN, LDN

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