SLOW DOWN, BE IN THE MOMENT
Mindfulness – defined as being attentive to the present and alert to your thoughts and feelings – is increasingly being adopted as a way to reduce stress and find contentment.
Cape Town psychologist and mindfulness specialist Linda Kantor says: “Our minds perpetually wander, usually to ‘me, myself and I’ or the past, and we miss what’s in the present. We have the power to regulate our thoughts.
“It is increasingly important to teach people to slow down and stop, to be intensely focused in the moment. Happiness is often in the moment,” she says.