Mindfulness has evolved to the practice of learning to be present, not worrying about what is around you, or becoming too overwhelmed by what is happening. While mindfulness is often associated with meditation, one does not have to meditate to be mindful. Mindfulness just requires focusing on what you are doing and paying attention to the present moment and the sensations you are feeling. Mindfulness is also at the core of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT); learn more about mindfulness in DBT here. Mindful practices have been shown to help reduce levels of stress and pain, improve focus, and benefit both physical and mental health.