Just because you’re busy and distracted doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on life. If we all get even a little better at being mindful, we benefit in crucial ways. Now, the editors of TIME bring you a new special edition – Mindfulness: The New Science of Health and Happiness that teaches you how to be mindful (and exactly what that means).
In short – mindfulness is about putting down our juggling balls for a little bit and embracing the beauty of monotasking. The health benefits of mindfulness are tangible: the American Psychological Association cites it as a hopeful strategy for alleviating depression, anxiety and pain and the more you practice it, the greater its benefits can become. In Mindfulness, you’ll learn quick tips for achieving serenity now as well as breathing lessons, tips for achieving better sleep, and how powering down and stepping away from your electronic devices is good for you. Additionally, you’ll find tips on meditation, how gratitude can shift your perspective and how to live life with intent.
You already have the tools at your disposal to live a more mindful, serene life, and now with the help of Mindfulness: The New Science of Health and Happiness, you can put them to use.