Updated: Nov 9, 2021
Although meditation and mindfulness have both been around for thousands of years, they’ve more recently become mainstream. The corporate world and individuals worldwide have begun to see the growing research on mindfulness’ benefits on our brains, personalities, and happiness, and are taking action to reap the benefits.
2020 was a difficult year. The decade started bleak, and we’re more stressed and tired than we’ve ever been. The American Psychological Association tells us that “nearly 8 in 10 adults (78%) say the coronavirus pandemic is a significant source of stress in their lives, while 3 in 5 (60%) say the number of issues America faces is overwhelming to them.”
Millions of people take anti-anxiety and antidepressant medication, and many more self-medicate by drinking or smoking. They know these tools won’t impact their external lives, but they acknowledge the importance of just feeling a bit better. Sometimes we need a little extra help, especially when we’re down or stressed. Medicine can help change our mood and our perspective of our lives.