Those of us at Soul Float studio spend a lot of time practicing and studying mindfulness. One of the things that surprises us when we talk to people about mindfulness is how many different views there are on what it actually means. Websters defines mindfulness as the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis. There are two parts to this. The first is being attentive to the moment. The second is being honest with yourself. While this might seem simple, it’s exceedingly difficult to achieve on a regular basis. In fact, one of the main reasons people float regularly is for the assistance it gives in attaining mindfulness.
But why? Why does mindfulness matter and why is it something to incorporate into our daily health and wellness lifestyle? The answer is simply that mindfulness helps us perform our best. Whether your an athlete, artist, employee or parent, we all strive to perform the best we can in the endeavors and relationships that matter most to us. Practicing mindfulness is vital in achieving our performance goals.
We recently came across the following article in Forbes, by Amy Morin, which does an excellent job articulating the importance of mindfulness in achieving top performance. We hope you enjoy.