As many may know, I am working towards my Health & Life Coach certification. It is very exciting and I can’t wait to share more and more with those who follow my posts and those whom I work with one-on-one.

I came across a blog by Health Coach Institute (which is where I am training) and I just wanted to share. Below are seven (7) Mindful and Relaxation Activities.

Mindfulness is an important practice that can improve many areas of our lives including relieving stress, addressing symptoms of disease, improving sleep, and much more. Consider these powerful statistics about how mindfulness can positively affect our lives:

  • According to a 2013 Massachusetts General Hospital study, 93 individuals diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder who were randomly assigned to an 8-week group intervention with mindfulness-based stress reduction had a significant reduction in their anxiety symptoms.

  • The National Center for Biotechnology Information found that mindfulness meditation has been shown to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder 73 percent of the time.

  • A study published in Psychological Science found that, “cultivating mindfulness is an effective and efficient technique for improving cognitive function, with wide-reaching consequences.”

As you read the list below, you may find it hard to believe that something so simple can make such a great impact on your life!