“Mindfulness is the ability to know what’s happening in your head at any given moment without getting carried away by it.”
Or so YouTube creator @Happify says in his bite-sized animation on mindfulness.
Just to clarify, this doesn’t mean you should go through your life not feeling anything and reacting to nothing. Without feeling, reaction, and option, there would be no art or innovation. “The proposition here is not that you should be rendered by mindfulness into some lifeless non-judgemental blob. The proposition is that you should learn how to respond wisely to things that happen to you, rather than just reacting blindly.”
@Happify calls mindfulness the next “public health revolution,” sort of how running was in the 1940s. (Before which, running wasn’t something people did for health. Running was usually equivalent with a) who’s chasing me, or b) I hear the ice cream truck… and it’s getting away!)
We’ve talked a lot about mindfulness over the recent weeks here at CMASAS. It’s a tool we encourage our students to use and practice. Because of the outpouring of interest in this topic, our resident marketing guru and chief story-teller Mark Guay will be hosting a webinar with author, educator, and health coach Peter Berg for the CMASAS community on March 30th at 4 PM PST/ 7 PM EST. This webinar will focus solely around the concept of mindfulness, and how it can help our students to thrive both in academia as well as in life. Mark and Peter will share fundamental mindfulness techniques meant to empower teenagers and help them grow their health and happiness. Find more information about the webinar by clicking the link below!
We hope you’ll join us there! After all, as @Happify tells us, “This is a superpower, and one that is accessible by you immediately.”
And who doesn’t want superpowers?