Mindfulness helps us focus our attention on one thing or one person, without feeling compelled to follow distractions where our wandering mind wants to take us. To understand this significance, consider how it feels when you are talking with a friend, and he or she keep checking their text messages. Spending quality time with those we care about means giving them our full attention, and staying in the present moment. Mindfulness helps us train our attention skills so we can give this more easily. In addition to improving our relationships, practicing mindfulness also helps us with stress management by employing relaxation techniques, and promoting positive interpretations of events.
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