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Role Of Mindfulness And Stress Management In Enhancing Life Skills For Sustainable Living


Sehgal, Richa1 and Kaur, Amandeep2

1Research Scholar, Education Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh

2Principal, G.H.G Harprakash College of Education for Women, Sidhwan Khurd




The present paper investigates the intertwining dynamics of mindfulness, stress management and their collective impact on fostering essential life skills for sustainable living. Stress is a part of modern life, and it can have a profound effect on our health and well-being. However, there are ways to manage stress, and mindfulness is one of the most effective. Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in the moment and paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and sensations. It’s about being aware of our experience in a non-judgmental way, and accepting it for what it is. By doing so, we can develop a greater sense of self-awareness and improve our ability to manage stress. Mindfulness programmes promote student wellbeing and positive behavior as well as the development of key life skills including self-regulation and stress management. Examining the nexus between mental well-being and sustainable behaviors, the paper explores how mindfulness practices and stress management contribute to the development of skills crucial for navigating the challenges of contemporary life sustainably. 


Keywords: Mindfulness, stress, behavior, well-being.


 Impact Statement

Stress management, mindfulness, and life skills for sustainable living are all intricately connected and contribute to a healthier and more balanced life. Mindfulness practices like meditation and deep breathing help us become more aware of our thoughts and emotions without judgment. It cultivates a sense of interconnectedness with the environment. By understanding the environmental impact of our choices, we can make informed decisions that contribute to a sustainable lifestyle. Mindfulness promotes critical thinking and open-mindedness, which are essential for learning and implementing life skills for sustainable living. Effective stress management through mindfulness frees up mental space to focus on adopting and maintaining sustainable habits. stress management, mindfulness, and life skills for sustainable living work together to create a positive cycle. By managing stress and cultivating mindfulness, we can make informed choices and develop the skills necessary to live a more sustainable life.


About Author/s

Ms. Richa Sehgal, scholar at Department of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh.  She did M.A. (Psychology) from IGNOU, New Delhi; M.A. (Education) from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, M.A.(Mathematics) from Vinayaka Mission University, Salem, Tamilnadu and qualified UGC (NET) in Education. She has twenty-seven years of teaching, administrative and counselling experience at School level. She has attended various workshops and seminars at national and international level. Her areas of interest are Counselling, Life Skills   and Educational Psychology. 

Dr. Amandeep Kaur did M.Sc. (Botany), M.Sc. (Ecology and Environment) M.Ed. and Ph.D. (Education) from Panjab University, Chandigarh. She has cleared U.G.C (NET) in Education. Presently, she has been working as Principal, G.H.G Harprakash College of Education, Sidhwan Khurd, Ludhiana. She has 20 years of teaching experience at B.Ed. and M.Ed. level and 5 years of administrative experience. She has guided many students for Dissertations of M.Ed. and many students for Dissertations of M.Phil. She has been contributing research papers to various National and International Journals. Till date 23 research papers has been published in various research journals of National and International repute. She has presented papers at various National and International conferences, Seminars, attended Workshops. She is also among one of the panelists for interviews of Principals and PU Inspections. Her areas of interest are Science, Environment Education, Education for sustainable Development and Global Peace. 



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