It’s a term so widely used now but what does it actually mean?
The dictionary says conscious or aware of something. Formal; inclined or willing to do something.
The word used in connection to mental wellbeing is the understanding and consciousness of what your mind is doing or saying. The mind can be your friend or your enemy. It can calm you and can cause you to despair. By choosing to be mindful you are allowing your being to be aware of its thoughts and ensure they are beneficial to your happiness.