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Blitzsturm t1_j6l0x8e wrote

> a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

Kind of a meditative technique. In short focusing on the "here and now" and putting anything outside of that out of your mind (work, debit, a loved one's health condition, etc.) It's associated with a lot of mental health benefits and therapies. Particularly in "the connected age".


Chalkarts t1_j6l6b2t wrote

The “Here and Now” isn’t where relationships have trouble. It’s the “What was I supposed to do yesterday?” and “do we have plans tomorrow?” That make relationships hard. Now is easy, remembering yesterday is hard.


Blitzsturm t1_j6ldrm2 wrote

That's a bit more of a generalization. The general premise is to have control over your own thoughts instead of having them pulled every which way.


creamonbretonbussy t1_j6momis wrote

And if yesterday or tomorrow is relevant to now, then that's supposed to be included in your "here and now".


Chalkarts t1_j6mxzf8 wrote

But I’ve slept since then so Yesterday is gone.


vote4boat t1_j6l1ly5 wrote

That sounds a little vague for a science sub


teadrinkinghippie t1_j6l26ef wrote

Mindfulness-based stress reduction and cancer: a meta-analysis,

Mindfulness-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder: a review of the treatment literature and neurobiological evidence,

Mindfulness meditation and the immune system: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials,

This just a few. Mindfulness is a reproducible state with practice, it's well studied for the last 15 years. Where you been?


waun t1_j6l283h wrote

You can find a good amount of clinical research on the benefits of mindfulness. It was enough for me to incorporate these concepts into my life.