A massive industry has sprung up to capture the recent interest in “mindfulness.” From books to apps to speaking gurus, it seems the whole world is trying to cash in on the craze and make you pay to achieve enlightenment. But is this necessary? Many of the benefits of mindfulness can be won by simple and small adjustments to your daily routine: a cold shower, a walk in nature, a break from audio-visual media, or a stretch at the desk. In short, you needn’t pay anyone to achieve that Buddhist calm.
- Accepting and ready to deal with whatever life throws at you will always be something you have to work on.
- Our brains with get overloaded with the things in our modern environment.
- Cold water exposure relieves tension according to a Finnish study.
“Spending 90 minutes in nature improves mental health by reducing your focus on negative thoughts.”