Mindfulness Day—September 12—was created by the not-for-profit Wisdom Publications as a way to promote mindfulness and raise awareness about its benefits.
People around the world will be celebrating through workshops, meditation groups, or simply by taking a few minutes out of their days to be mindful.
How to Celebrate Mindfulness Day
Here are a few articles that show how you can incorporate mindfulness into your life, from full-out practice pieces to small ways we can bring mindfulness into our lives every day.
What is Mindfulness: If you want to know what mindfulness is, it’s best to try it for a while. Since it’s hard to nail down in words, you will find slight variations in the meaning in books, websites, audio, and video. We’ve put together a compilation of resources to get you started on your mindfulness journey.
5 Simple Mindfulness Practices for Daily Life: Pausing to practice mindfulness for just a few minutes at different times during the day can help you lead your day with purpose and intent. Try these five daily practices from a suite of mindfulness experts designed to bring more mindfulness into your life.
7 Things Mindful Families Do Differently: In this article, Elisha Goldstein and Stefanie Goldstein compiled a list of seven things that mindful families do differently to help inspire you and your family to live a more loving, connected life.
6 Ways to Enjoy Mindful Walking: Walking is a movement we do every day, and like breathing, it’s usually something we do without much thought. Getting outside to walk deliberately in nature can open our eyes, offering new perspectives different from those we encounter indoors. Here are six ways to get the most out of your next walk.
Mindfulness for Kids: By teaching children meditation and mindfulness skills we help them increase their well-being and enable them to meet the stresses of the world with presence, self-compassion, and openness. Explore our guide on how to introduce mindfulness and meditation to your children—at any age.
Free Mindfulness Apps Worthy of Your Attention: There’s no shortage of mindfulness and meditation apps these days, promising to help you combat anxiety, sleep better, hone your focus, and more. We took the overwhelm out of finding the most valuable and easy-to-use mindfulness apps that are available free and narrowed it down to five apps.
How Mindfulness Helps You Find Time: Mindfulness offers practical tools to help take back your time, get off the hamster wheel, and check in honestly with yourself. By taking simple, five-minute mindful breaks, we can become more cognizant of our thoughts, body sensations, emotions, behaviors, and habits. Shonda Moralis shares the importance of taking a mindful break and the importance of checking with yourself.
How Your Mindfulness Practice Can Support the World: While mindfulness can have immense personal benefits, it can also benefit the world in a multitude of ways. Mindfulness equips us for times when we’re asked to listen and act. Mindful’s managing editor Stephanie Domet and editor-in-chief Heather Hurlock share three ways your mindfulness practice can help those around you.
Why We Find it Hard to Meditate: Having some setbacks? Ed and Deb Shapiro examine the most common reasons people give for not meditating and offer some helpful advice for overcoming those obstacles.
Put it Into Practice
12 Minute Meditation: Explore guided meditations from today’s leading mindfulness experts in a new podcast, brought to you by Mindful. With a mindfulness meditation each week, 12 Minute Meditation invites you to bring the benefits of mindfulness to daily life.
Mindful30 Meditation Challenge: With a community of like-minded individuals, Mindful 30 helps you discover new ways to tap into your inner creativity, focus, and resilience with a month of daily guided meditations designed for everyone.
Working With Pain Course: This is a gentle, science-backed approach to connecting with, understanding, and working with your experience of physical pain. Whether you’ve been suffering from chronic, acute pain or you’re a healthcare practitioner looking to further support your patients, this course will allow you to understand how mindfulness can play a key part in healing.
It Matters Why You Meditate
Research suggests that the way you view your emotional and psychological life may influence your reasons for meditating, and how much benefit you get from the practice. Read More
Research on How Mindfulness Changes the Brain (and How It Doesn’t)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction may not change the structure of our brains, but scientists say that this isn’t necessarily a bad thing Read More
World Mental Health Day: 5 Guided Meditations to Help You When The World Feels Heavy
Many different mindfulness techniques can be helpful depending what emotions are present for you. Explore these practices to foster insight, curiosity, and self-compassion with your emotions, instead of fighting them. Read More