For my open inquiry project I decided to learn about the benefits of mindfulness & goal setting in one’s life. From http://www.mindful.org, Mindfulness is “the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us”. To me, that basically means being aware of your daily thoughts and emotions and training your brain to best deal with them. I have always been an anxious person so learning about how to be more cool, calm and collected, immediately sparked my interest. Over the next few months I will be monitoring my growth as an individual as I learn more about what exactly mindfulness is and how it can benefit my life. I also will be working on setting goals for myself and how that changes my mindset. To do this, I will be keeping a journal and writing in it every morning with 3 short-term goals for the day & 3 things that I am grateful for.