Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

be mindful

be mindful
Meaning(s)
1) be conscious or aware of something
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    • be mindful of facts or someone's feelings
  • Analysis

    When you are 'mindful of' something, you pay attention to it or you are aware of its consequences. You can be mindful of warnings or potential outcomes, or of the opinions or views of other people. This should not be confused with 'mindfulness', which is a modern practice related to spiritual awareness and mental wellbeing.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Mindful of the effect the bad weather conditions could have on the roads, I reduced my speed to 40 miles per hour.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Jack felt that upper management wasn't mindful enough of the fact that people are moving increasingly towards online purchases, and called on them to get with the times before it's too late.
    2. In her email to the customer care team, the manager told them that, going forward, they needed to be mindful of the newly implemented policy with regards to the handling of complaints.
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