Mindfulness & Meditation

Do you get overwhelmed by the hullabaloo of the contemporary world with a constant rush that never lets you think clearly? We are living in very stressful times where we hardly get time for relaxation and thus fail to remain focused or savor the present moment and its joys. Every other person feels stressed out, short-tempered, anxious, vexatious, and dismayed because of the vicious cycle of work, eat, and sleep. Gone are the days when people were aligned with the universe and, most importantly, nature. This disconnection has yielded horrendous results, which can be seen in the number of people getting psychotherapies and counseling because of the poor emotional state. Scores of people depend on sedatives and anti-depressants for bringing calm and sleep in their lives. Everyone is pulling the cart of life with all their might with no clarity of purpose and thoughts.

What do you think will result from this enmeshed lifestyle with doses of sedatives and pills to numb the pricking temporarily? Is there a way to reclaim our once cherished focus, joy, purpose, enthusiasm, emotional intelligence, and what not? The one answer to all these questions are: Practice mindfulness and meditation regularly.

Mindfulness and meditation have been used as synonymous terms, too, but there is a slight difference between them. While mindfulness can be done anytime and anywhere, meditation requires a soft, quiet, and calm corner to be practiced. Both help us focus on the ‘present’ and shun all past and future thoughts.

The perks of mindfulness and meditation are manifold, and they just cannot be covered in a few words. However, here are a few major ones:


Since the very practice of mindfulness and meditation circumambulate around feeling the present fully, we tend to develop better focus and attention for the things and happenings around us. We stay alert and thus attain better goals. 


As mentioned earlier, when we focus on the ‘present’ moment and notice the tiniest blessing around us, we feel the rush of joy in our mind and body. Reluctantly, our days are happier, and our souls are more satiated.


While we eat, walk, listen, and talk mindfully, we nurture our souls on empathy and better thoughts. With daily meditation, our mind and body stay aligned, and thus we no more remain pesky or agitated. This enhanced emotional intelligence really brings us in the limelight, and we become the go-to person, which is the quality of leaders.


Who is a successful person? An irksome person with no focus, or the one who is jovial, focused, chirpy, and empathetic? Of course, you would choose the latter. Evidently, the workplace and home’s brilliance becomes a piece of cake when one is habitual of mindfulness and meditation. 

The matchless benefits of mindfulness and meditation are hard to cater to fully. The crux rightfully indicates how mindful and conscious of the present moment leads to success in all walks of life and overall contented life experience. 

Of course! It goes without saying how nature itself triggers us to pause and align with it to regain the balance that has gone missing now.

So, would you choose to squeeze out time to sit, stare, meditate and be mindful of the ‘now’ or let your thoughts and days control you?

To help you further with being mindful I have a journal called Be Positive! you can preview and purchase down below. Also if you have a child or teenager in your life, here are journals for them as well down below the first one. Enjoy!


Published by Allistar Banks-Author

Allistar Banks is a multi-genre author of several books ranging from children to young adult fiction. A Professional Pet Sitter by day, novelist by night, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from Lander University. A McCormick, SC native, she is a lover of southern cuisine, the mountains, local art, and history.

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