Juggling life’s daily tasks can be quite a challenge, as we navigate an endless number of decision points throughout our day. Often the most urgent or pressing concerns capture our attention. Our devices only contribute to the clutter with constant notifications of new emails, text messages, news alerts, and calendar reminders. Our lives are full as we try to uphold our responsibilities as parents, spouses, employees, and active members of the community. Multi-tasking has been the long-standing remedy for addressing these demands, but a new trend has recently emerged that may provide a healthier avenue for handling our life stressors.
Mindfulness is defined as maintaining a moment-to-moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment.¹ It involves purposely focusing your attention on the present moment and accepting that moment without passing judgment.² Mindfulness is gaining attention for its demonstrated benefits to physical and mental health as well as our overall wellbeing. Among those benefits are improved sleep, reduced stress and anxiety, strengthened immune system, and enhanced resilience.
While mindfulness is an essential part of emotional wellbeing, just one of the five pillars of wellness, it also plays a critical role in your financial wellbeing. Trying to manage your money during times of uncertainty can be stressful. Tapping into the Money Mindfulness tools that Allegacy offers through its Enrich financial wellness platform can be a smart way to keep stress at bay to ensure you live your healthiest life.