Assessing mindfulness towards enriching quality of life

Reni Francis

Our era is often said to be a time of rapid technological change, but the social changes occurring in this country and elsewhere are equally dramatic. Modern life style has a number of advantages which on the other hand different modern life style patterns have negative effects on health physically, psychologically, and socially. As today’s society grapples with the stressors of modern living there are lot of efforts being done to enable people to maintain a healthy and wholesome lifestyle. Mindfulness is the new age mantras that show a path to more meaningful and healthier living.

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.

The present study is an attempt to assess the mindfulness quotient among the B.Ed student teachers. The aspects covered under the Mindfulness Quotient were observing, describing, awareness, being non-judgmental, non-reacting. The student teachers were administered a questionnaire and feedback for the same was taken. The study revealed that student teachers had a higher observing and describing mindfulness quotient than being non-reacting and non-judgemental.

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