Mindfulness and Happiness– I am sure you have heard this word many times, so did I. But what exactly it transforms in the practical sense? We live in the world of contrasts, where mental stress is the main culprit of unhappiness over any other thing. The anxious mind and heart have conspired to make one big monster, and that is Mental Stress. We have allowed our brain a free run over things, that should not be even counted as botheration.

  • You leave for office on your scheduled time, but the traffic is worse. Your whole concentration will be on the watch and the frustration of not able to follow the set pattern. The body goes into stress and paranoid mind brings anxiety. These are symptoms of acute stress.
  • At the school parent-teacher meetings I have seen parents getting jumpy for the kid’s score-card. The already terrified child tries to hide inside the shell to save from undue humiliation. Comparing scores with the kid on the next seat and reacting as if the kid has just lost Presidential poll at the House of Parliament.
  • House-helps reporting time is 8.00 am, its already 10.30 and she hasn’t reported nor even called. Hysteria takes over and we end up dialing her number multiple times in 5 minutes. The first thing we ask her when she knocks the door – “Where were you, couldn’t you pick a damn phone!

These are just few examples of ‘possible’ stress scenarios we face in daily life.

Mindlessness –

While having a nice cold coffee, your eyes and brain get fixated on something and you stare in oblivion. Or you are having a conversation, but suddenly the mind gets froze and you can’t recall what were you talking. This is my favorite, you are in the middle of one task and remember of something really important. You leave the task in hand, you do that ‘important‘ business and end up forgetting both. This is not any sign of mental illness, neither anything is wrong with your memory. This is called – MindLESSness.

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Coming back to my earlier point, we have so much burden on our mind, that it is doing everything except what its suppose to actually do. Guide us to become better, educate, gain knowledge, get powerful with positive energy.

What is Mindfulness and How to Practise it?

Mindfulness - act of living in the moment

It simply means, taking control over your mind consciously and keeping it in-the-moment scenario. You live in the moment, without thinking about the past, or future. Feel what is happening right now, think only what’s needed. You feel the presence of your surroundings, body, mind and soul as it is in the current moment.

“Paying attention; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”


Kabat Zinn

The conscious effort to keep the mind attentive at one point, without any biased approach. That’s MINDFULNESS in contextual reference. Is it easy to practise? Do I follow it? Well, the answer to both the questions is NO (partially). It is not an easy task to achieve, the human mind is like a woman in her PMS days (it’s a sad PJ, sorry). So, coming back to our mind, it’s the most volatile thing and tough to have full control of. But Mental Yoga and Mindful Meditation are the ways one can achieve this.

Another way to carry on the mindfulness and happiness is, you deliberately put an effort and train your mind to avoid ‘unnecessary distractions’. I try my hand on this most of the times, sometimes I win at times lose, but will keep on trying.

Practise Meditation. Be Happy.

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18 Comments

Sajid Akhter · April 15, 2019 at 6:47 pm

Thought provoking post. Stress level has increase manifold and I guess we all are responsible for it. We are so much into competition and race and we forget to live the moment.

Thanks for sharing, have a good day.

abhijit · April 15, 2019 at 7:03 pm

Yes one should practice to be in the present moment. But it needs a lot of practice. One push we are back to our angry or sad self. Old wounds get reopened. One had to learn the trick, stay on course and try not to fall.

vidhya Thakkar · April 15, 2019 at 7:36 pm

an apt post! loved it

Mayuri Nidigallu · April 15, 2019 at 7:49 pm

Loved the honesty of this post, where you admit to trying and failing at practising mindfulness. Just lke the rest of us. Good one, Dipika.

Manas Mukul · April 15, 2019 at 8:43 pm

Nice thoughts. Something to really incorporate in one’s life. Good work.
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Anita Singh · April 15, 2019 at 9:13 pm

Ekdum sahi baat hai πŸ‘πŸ‘

Sonia Chatterjee · April 15, 2019 at 10:13 pm

I have started doing it since Oct last year. Taking mindful breaks is what I have been advocating for a healthy living. As self employed individuals, we never know where to draw the line. The only way out is through mindful living. Great post.

Noor Anand Chawla · April 15, 2019 at 10:57 pm

Awesome post! I really want to be more mindful but it proves so difficult in some situations.

    gleefulblogger · April 16, 2019 at 11:57 am

    It is difficult indeed Noor, thank you for stopping by.

Priyanka Nair · April 15, 2019 at 11:18 pm

A great post, stressing each aspect from mindlessness to mindfullness. We should practise mindfulness to stay in harmonybwith our physical and mental being.

Deborah Weber · April 16, 2019 at 2:15 am

I’m not sure we ever master mindfulness, but it is something we can with increasing ease bring back to our focus with practice. I’m glad I found my way here today to read your thoughts on this.

    gleefulblogger · April 16, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Thank you so much for stopping by, glad you liked the post.

Deepa · April 16, 2019 at 9:59 am

The life is so stressful these days that it’s not easy to stay calm. Meditation is really helpful and people should practice it to remain stress free. Good one.

ujjwal mishra · April 16, 2019 at 1:49 pm

good point raised, we don’t allow the mind to take the necessary break. meditation can help. thought provoking blog.

Shilpa Garg · April 16, 2019 at 7:51 pm

I liked the examples you shared to explain mindlessness. Yes, our mind is so fickle, it wanders so easily. Being mindful and living in the moment helps in concentration, mental clarity, emotional intelligence and acceptance. I have done Vipassana course and realized that meditation and breathing exercises help a great deal to be mindful and also help to reset the mind. Thanks for the reminder, Dipika.

Varsh · April 16, 2019 at 11:08 pm

I’ve read a lot about mindfulness but you’ve dealt with it in the most practical way in this post, Dips. It is tough to achieve but with practice we can be mindful and in effect increase our productivity and happiness too.

Deepika · April 17, 2019 at 11:55 pm

Beautifully explained!

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