Part of speech: noun
Origin: Middle English, 16th century
The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
A mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
Examples of Mindfulness in a sentence
"Starting a meditation practice has helped me improve my mindfulness."
"Extra mindfulness is necessary when you have a new baby in the house."
Popularity Over Time
Quite simply, if you are aware of something, you are in a state of mindfulness. The word mindful dates back to the Middle Ages when the concept didn’t have the self-help connotation that it does today. Now you’re able to find books, podcasts, and YouTube videos, all devoted to the concept of mindfulness.
Did you Know?
Mindfulness as a self-care practice is a new concept with roots in Buddhist philosophy. Basically it’s a mental state of acknowledging your current surroundings, mental and physical condition, and any other stimuli, and accepting the situation without judgment.