Jon Kabat-Zinn, one of the fathers of mindfulness and the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program, describes mindfulness as “awareness by paying attention in the present moment non-judgmentally as if it really mattered.”
Stress and Burnout
We all experience occasional bouts of complete overwhelm, when everything we do, or don’t do, causes us stress. Some degree of stress is normal, and can even be helpful at times.
When you or someone you love has lost someone or something you care about deeply, you can experience a range of painful feelings and emotions. Loss can be frightening, shocking, and definitely stressful.
With the numerous recent healthcare changes, shorter hospital stays, and an aging population, more and more people are finding themselves caring for their loved ones in different and deeper ways than they ever expected.
Stress management often focuses on prioritizing your work-life balance, managing expectations, and relaxation techniques like mindfulness. While they all work, these techniques are not for everyone. If you focus on the three basics of good health – food, sleep, and physical activity. They’re just as powerful tools to help you be less stressed.