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Posted: 6/21/2013 - Do you often feel like your mind is going in a hundred different directions at once? The demands of a busy college life can lead to an attitude of constant multi-tasking. While this approach to life can increase your productivity in the short term, you run the risk of getting stuck in that frantic mode and burning out. Mindfulness is the practice and art of slowing your mind to bring the present moment into clearer focus.
For example, take a moment to focus your mind and your attention on your breathing. Simply notice the sensations of the air coming in gently through your nose and out through your mouth. Feel your abdomen expand and contract. Just try this for one minute. As thoughts go through your mind just notice them and let them pass, returning your attention again to the sensations of your breathing.
Mindfulness has many potential benefits, including increased concentration, improved mood and reduced of anxiety. Call the Counseling Center at 543-4060 or stop in at Humphrey 131 to set up an appointment to learn how Mindfulness could help you.
More information: www.ucmo.edu/counsel