mind·​ful·​ness | \ ˈmīn(d)-fəl-nəs How to pronounce mindfulness (audio) \

Definition of mindfulness

1 : the quality or state of being mindful
2 : 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 Guests can participate in workshops like meditation and mindfulness, too. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2022 Mindfulness is for Teams Too Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation, rooted in Indian Buddhist tradition, have been taught in leading companies from Google to Ford to my former employer, Fidelity Investments, for years. Jarret Jackson, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 Elena Antonova, senior lecturer at the University of London, is a cognitive neuroscientist who studies the effects of mindfulness meditation on brain structure and function. Joe Cummings, CNN, 2 Nov. 2021 Recent findings have demonstrated that mindfulness meditation significantly reduces an individual’s sensitivity to pain. Outside Online, 31 July 2020 The portal, which offered meditation and mindfulness techniques, could be used at other companies across the country. Katherine Sayre, WSJ, 12 Mar. 2022 That means unplugging from screens and using the time to wind down with relaxing activities, such as taking a warm bath or shower, reading (preferably a boring book) or practicing meditation and mindfulness. Washington Post, 19 Jan. 2022 Providing mental health resources is important, but oftentimes logging in to a meditation app or that lunch-and-learn on mindfulness is just another thing to do for stressed out employees. Ryan Wong, Quartz, 20 Oct. 2021 Access to information, training and even coaching on mindfulness would help employees and their family members as well. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 28 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mindfulness

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 May 2022

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“Mindfulness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mindfulness. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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