Mindfulness means to be aware of where we are, who we are, and what we're doing. It means to be present and conscious of the task at hand. Mindfulness is like a muscle; we all possess it, but we need to train it to use it well. One can get started on improving their mindfulness by practicing breathing exercises, meditation, or yoga. Mindfulness requires dedication and discipline. One can get started with mindfulness by setting a routine to "center" their mind every couple of hours. Try to think more about the things in your surrounding, along with things you can touch and smell. Be more aware of your body and posture. Concentrate on your breathing. Mindfulness does not mean to be in a mental vacuum, with no thoughts, but rather to be conscious of the current task and environment, while not thinking about things outside it. With time, we will become better at being present. With this heightened awareness, we can get more accomplished while also feeling great. Mindfulness lets us experience life more holistically, by improving a person's focus and concentration, allowing them to be more efficient in their daily life. Besides helping with efficiency, mindfulness has a significant impact on our mental health. By staying focused on the task at hand, we let down the weight of the ten other things on our minds. This helps us dissipate feelings of stress and anxiety, allowing us to get more done. This then has a positive spiral effect, as the more work we get done, the more confidence and motivation we have to do more. Mindfulness can give us valuable insight into ourselves and the world around us. It brings attention and care into our day and cuts down stress, helping us lead a better life.