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5 Things You Need To Know About Mindfulness

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Daily life is often filled with complications and challenges that bring about stress. One of the greatest methods to promote a healthy, stress-free life is through the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body based approach that helps people manage their thoughts, feelings, and overall mental health. This is especially important for employees as there is a direct correlation between mental health and work productivity. Here are five things you need to know about mindfulness.

One: The Benefits Of Mindfulness

Increasing your capacity for mindfulness can support a state of mind that contributes to a satisfied life. Being mindful makes it easier to savor the moment by focusing only on the present, fully engage with activities, and create a greater capacity to deal with adversity. In addition to improved well-being, mindfulness can lead to improved physical and mental health. It has been proven that mindfulness can alleviate stress, reduce blood pressure, improve sleep, and help with depression and anxiety.

Two: Mindfulness Techniques

Although every individual may have alternative ways to find peace and happiness within themselves, mindfulness is achieved by entering a state of focused relaxation where special attention is paid to one’s thoughts and sensations. Mindfulness techniques can be interpreted as a form of meditation where you can focus on your natural breathing, take the time to yawn and stretch in the morning, or simply pay more attention to sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches throughout your day.

Three: Practice Acceptance

The most important aspect of mindfulness practice is having the ability to accept whatever may arise in life. Some ways in which we can learn this useful craft is by learning how to properly redirect thoughts and emotions. It is completely normal to feel stress or have self-criticism, but we should learn how to gently redirect those negative thoughts to move toward self improvement. Learning acceptance and trying again is the key component to achieving a mindful state.

Four: Change Your Perspective

Mindfulness doesn’t directly change anything around your life. Instead, it simply changes your perspective. A change in perspective, however, can have a profound impact on the way you see your life and deal with adversity. Having a positive outlook and staying calm and collected during difficult times can in turn dictate the decisions you make and ultimately change your life for the better. 

Five: Anyone Can Do It

Many solutions require people to make drastic changes to who they are which ultimately results in failure. Mindfulness isn’t like that, it cultivates universal human qualities and recognizes the best of ourselves. Anyone can benefit from mindfulness, all you need is patience and a desire to move toward self-improvement.

Mindfulness In The Workplace

At Alltrust Insurance, we believe in protecting the health of your business and employees. Implementing mindfulness training can better prepare employees to handle stress, burnout and difficult situations. That is why Alltrust has partnered up with eMindful, to provide businesses with a wide array of resources to improve the physical, emotional and mental health of employees as well as increase productivity and lower healthcare costs. To learn more about mindfulness and the eMindful solution, be sure to visit our blog.

If you’re considering enriching your benefit offerings to include mental health wellness or questions about our employee benefits services or HR consulting, call Alltrust Insurance at 941-713-6187 or visit

STEPHEN W. HALL, CEBS CPBS, CSFS, CHRP Market President of Alltrust Insurance E: [email protected] C: 941-713-6187


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