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Mindfulness Means: Awareness

Awareness is one of the three tenets of mindfulness (along with being present and suspending judgment). This skillset helps us grow self-regulation of our own wants and needs and our interactions with others. We learn to choose the space to respond rather than immediately reacting to a situation.

How Does Awareness Help You?

Awareness increases emotional intelligence, empathy, and patience. Increased awareness of our mindsets, thought patterns, and default responses allows us to reset and grow. We are better able to notice moments of judgement and bias and choose alternative approaches or responses.

Increased awareness also increases our focus. If we are more aware of our time, we are better able to develop strategies to help us prioritize, delegate, and find periods of deep work.

How To Practice Awareness

  • Bring your attention into yo