The term "mindfulness" is being aware of your thoughts. But what does that really mean? Understanding and practicing being mindful can transform your life.

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What is Mindfulness?

The ability to know what's happening in your head at any given moment without getting carried away by it.

Next time you lose your cool over something, i.e: a customer service rep doesn't say what you want, another car cuts you off, someone in the bleachers says something you don't like try using a mindfulness technique to deescalate as discussed in the video below.

It's my belief that it's not what happens to you in this life that keeps you from where you want to be, it's how you react to what happens to you that makes all the difference.

This video, shared by huffpost.com, was produced by Happify. At Happify.com they've turned a decade’s worth of research into a series of activities and games that train your brain and build skills for lasting happiness.