Using Mindfulness to Understand Emotions

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When we think of mindfulness as a way to understand our emotions, we begin to understand the interconnectedness of all the habits and dispositions on resilience. We explored understanding our emotions in Chapter 2 of Onward and now here in Chapter 5, Be Here Now, we explore a strategy that will use mindfulness to help us navigate our emotions. Often it is the simple strategies that have the biggest impact.

This article RAIN: A Mindfulness Practice for Welcoming Your Emotions shares how this four-step practice helps you recognize your emotions so you can respond, not react, to challenging situations. So as you work on being more mindful this month remember RAIN when managing your emotions: Recognize, Acknowledge, Investigate, Non-Identify.