How Mindfulness Can Improve Relationships
Research just keeps coming in about the benefits of mindfulness. For those not in the know, it’s the growing buzzword that basically just means you’re committed to living in the moment and accepting your feelings. So far, studies have shown mindfulness can help stop excessive worrying, decrease depression, and now a new study has shown it can also strengthen your relationships.
To put it to the test, researchers gave a group of 500 couples some homework to either do mindfulness or relaxation exercises. After just two weeks of concentrating on mindfulness, the researchers found participants had less relationship distress, felt more connected, accepted their partner more, and had higher relationship satisfaction. And what’s even more amazing is the effects of mindfulness were felt by both partners.
Sound too good to be true? Try it yourself and find out.
Source: Psychology Today