does mindful breathing really help you be more mindful?
Mindful breathing is just one way of learning and practicing mindfulness. It helps you be more mindful by allowing you to better focus your mind on a single thing, such as the path of your breath as you inhale and exhale.
It can help with disconnecting from distractions and focusing your mind better, which can be a great source of relief from stress and anxiety.
It's also a very easy technique to perform, it may take some getting used to in the beginning, but once you get it, it really is one of the simplest and best way to refocus yourself in any situation.