Research has shown that practicing mindfulness can literally change your brain to make you happier. All it takes is to be present in the moment, aware of the "here and now", sounds simple enough right? Well actually it's not, which is why it requires practice. Studies have shown that the human mind wanders approximately 50% of the time, which means you have to work that much hard to be mindful.
Watch the Happy Hack below to learn more about what mindfulness is and how you can practice it:
Listen to this mindfulness meditation to help you calm yourself.
Additional Mindfulness Resources:
10% Happier - Free online meditation introduction and resource.
Guided Meditations - Free mindfulness meditations that you can practice on your own from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.
Insight Timer - Free mindfulness mobile app.
Calm - Free meditation mobile app.
Head Space - Free online mediation guides.
Balanced - Free mindfulness and motivation app.
Mindful - Online mindfulness magazine.
Meditation Vacation - Free online meditation course.