Mindfulness is a useful and practical skill to learn and master during the pandemic because it encourages peace and calm during uncertain and turbulent times. This argument rests on the assumption that people can benefit from practicing mindfulness through emotional stability and calm. Mindfulness practices reduce the effects of stress and anxiety that have been brought on by the pandemic. This is because "Mindfulness is the quality of being present and fully engaged with whatever you're doing at the moment – free from distraction or judgment, and aware of our thoughts and feelings without getting caught up in them." Studies show that mindfulness meditation helps manage and reduce anxiety. This not only benefits mental health but physical health too, as decreasing stress and anxiety may help improve immune response.