The practice of mindfulness happens by making space and time each day to bring your awareness to what is happening right now. When you start practicing mindfulness, a sense of relaxation and ease will arise. Mindfulness practice encourages you to take a different perspective on all your experiences by bringing an attitude of gentle and non-judgmental curiosity to every experience, no matter what it is. This helps you become less reactive and concentrate better at work, which in turns boosts your productivity and effectiveness.
The goal of mindfulness is to build a capacity to accept, tolerate and transform uncomfortable thought processes and body states without reacting so strongly to them. Therefore, learning how to respond differently to stressful situations and relationships, rather than reacting habitually. As you learn to know yourself, calm down and reflect more, you will find that your actions will be more beneficial and helpful to you and those around you.
The first step is learning how to act inside ourselves to respond to stress, then, from a more calm and balanced place, respond to others and stressful situations. Through this, we can cultivate our innate EQ skills and wisdom to choose to respond freshly to all moments of our lives as they unfold.