That's what I think anyway. Is my onion in line with with the experts? "Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us." https://www.mindful.org/what-is-mindfulness/
So actually, mindfulness is kinda stepping away from what’s going on in your head and focusing more on being in the moment.
Funny thing about doing this on a regular basis though is that you actually means you become more aware of when you are in your head.
So one of the things I like to do is walk. Takes me about 20 - 30 minutes before I’m out of my head and become aware of my surroundings. My head quiets down and I notice the birds, the trees the babbling brook.
But then returning to my thoughts at the end of my walk brings a clarity about my thoughts and feeling that I didn’t have prior to my walk. So for me mindfulness brings awareness to my thoughts even if it’s function is the opposite.
What is your experience? Is mindfulness a regular part of your life? How does it serve you? Or is it this ever-elusive thing you’ve never quite got the hang of?