mind·​ful·​ness ˈmīn(d)-fəl-nəs How to pronounce mindfulness (audio)
: the quality or state of being mindful
: the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one's thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis
also : such a state of awareness

Examples of mindfulness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Experts agree that focusing on the present during movement is an excellent way to practice mindfulness. Julia Landwehr, Health, 8 Sep. 2023 Mind-body exercises: Practices like yoga or tai chi combine physical movement with mindfulness techniques to reduce stress levels. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 1 Sep. 2023 Psychology Today’s experts, suggest the following mindfulness techniques foster relational savoring. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 29 Aug. 2023 Advertisement Furthermore, to cope with higher stress levels caused by the heat, therapists advise people to practice mindfulness, which can be harder to do when the weather feels unbearable. Noor Adatia, Dallas News, 7 Aug. 2023 Kids will also learn deep breathing, mindfulness, meditation, and other relaxation exercises to cope with their symptoms. Nicole Harris, Parents, 15 Aug. 2023 Focusing on mindfulness, breathwork and staying in the present moment is vital in staying grounded and sane amid the rush of stardom. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 14 Aug. 2023 There has definitely been therapy, medication, meditation, plant medicine, mindfulness, mantras, affirmations, books, tears, and smiles. Bianca Alysse, Men's Health, 1 Aug. 2023 And Ryan, though known as an affable, if blunt, former high-school quarterback from working-class Ohio, has also built a reputation as someone who is eager to explore concepts of mindfulness, cooperation, and civility in American public life. Robert Costa, CBS News, 26 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mindfulness was circa 1530

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“Mindfulness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mindfulness. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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