3 Ways Mindfulness Improves Life with a Chronic Condition

By Jené Luciani Sena
Reviewed by Murray Zucker, M.D.
February 13, 2023

Mind over matter. That old adage is seemingly becoming more relevant these days, as an age-old movement known as mindfulness continues to gain traction. Mindfulness is a state of consciousness or awareness, and it can be honed by paying attention to our own thoughts and feelings during meditation. A little mindfulness can go a long way. That’s why everyone from elementary school teachers to human resources departments and medical centers are teaching mindful meditation.

And if you’re living with a chronic condition, mindfulness can help you in three very powerful ways.

Stress Reduction

Stress is a common complaint for people with chronic conditions. Managing doctors’ appointments and bills, dealing with symptoms, and worrying about the future are no easy tasks, but mindfulness can help.