As health care professionals and supporting personnel, our work responsibilities, conversations with co-workers, and questions from family and friends have us saturated in COVID-related discussions. Add that to the stressors we may be experiencing in our personal lives, and it’s easy to get caught in a cycle of stressful emotions, worries about the future, and concerns that fill our mind and pull us away from the present. This is where practising mindfulness can help.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is about being present and engaged in the current moment. Easier said than done, right? When we’re being mindful, we acknowledge our feelings and thoughts, but bring ourselves back to the current moment instead of allowing them to become consuming.