With daylight savings time in the fall and winter months many of us don’t get off work until its already dark leaving us only able to run in at night.
Here are the facts: – New Japanese research indicates that mindfulness can increase levels of the feel-good chemical serotonin.
– A 2008 study of patients with chronic anxiety shows that instructions on becoming more mindful decreased worry and symptoms of anxiety, which in turn improved sleep quality and daytime energy and mental focus.
The historical use of meditation can be traced back to more than three thousand years ago.
Even though different experts have taught numerous variations on the theme of meditation, we can break this technique into two main categories – mindfulness and concentration.
– A study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2003) shows that greater awareness and being mindful in life from day to day is correlated with enhanced well-being—improved mood, optimism, life satisfaction, and willingness to attempt new experiences.