Module 1, Lesson 1
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Metacognitive Awareness

Mindfulness comes in handy in being able to consciously switch from being mode to doing mode or vice versa because it helps you to develop metacognitive awareness. This is a fancy word for saying you are aware of your thoughts and your thinking. The Buddhist term “detachment” is another good synonym for metacognitive awareness. When you can identify yourself as an observer of your thoughts and your emotions, the impetus to act on them is not as strong.