How mindful practices give you the space to respond differently under pressure—plus, a meditation for lowering stress levels.
You’ve probably heard that mindfulness helps reduce stress. But how does being mindful actually help you do that?
Mounting scientific evidence from hundreds of universities—including dedicated centers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the United States and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom—strongly suggests that mindfulness not only reduces stress but also gently builds an inner strength so that future stressors have less impact on our happiness and physical well-being. Here are some of the ways mindfulness helps you with stress.