The Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) is designed to measure five core aspects of mindfulness: observing, describing, acting with awareness, non-judgment of inner experience, and non-reactivity to inner experience. To be eligible to fill out the FFMQ, an individual must be 18 years of age or older.
When I’m walking, I deliberately notice the sensations of my body moving.
I’m good at finding words to describe my feelings.
I criticize myself for having irrational or inappropriate emotions.
I perceive my feelings and emotions without having to react to them.
When I do things, my mind wanders off and I’m easily distracted.
When I take a shower or bath, I stay alert to the sensations of water on my body.
I can easily put my beliefs, opinions, and expectations into words.
I don’t pay attention to what I’m doing because I’m daydreaming, worrying, or otherwise distracted.
I watch my feelings without getting lost in them.
I tell myself I shouldn’t be feeling the way I’m feeling.
I notice how foods and drinks affect my thoughts, bodily sensations, and emotions.
It’s hard for me to find the words to describe what I’m thinking.
I am easily distracted.
I believe some of my thoughts are abnormal or bad and I shouldn’t think that way.
I pay attention to sensations, such as the wind in my hair or sun on my face.
I have trouble thinking of the right words to express how I feel about things.
I make judgments about whether my thoughts are good or bad.
I find it difficult to stay focused on what’s happening in the present.
When I have distressing thoughts or images, I “step back” and am aware of the thought or image without getting taken over by it.
I pay attention to sounds, such as clocks ticking, birds chirping, or cars passing.
In difficult situations, I can pause without immediately reacting.
When I have a sensation in my body, it’s difficult for me to describe it because I can’t find the right words.
It seems I am “running on automatic” without much awareness of what I’m doing.
When I have distressing thoughts or images, I feel calm soon after.
I tell myself that I shouldn’t be thinking the way I’m thinking.
I notice the smells and aromas of things.
Even when I’m feeling terribly upset, I can find a way to put it into words.
I rush through activities without being really attentive to them.
When I have distressing thoughts or images, I am able just to notice them without reacting.
I think some of my emotions are bad or inappropriate and I shouldn’t feel them.
I notice visual elements in art or nature, such as colors, shapes, textures, or patterns of light and shadow.
My natural tendency is to put my experiences into words.
When I have distressing thoughts or images, I just notice them and let them go.
I do jobs or tasks automatically without being aware of what I’m doing.
When I have distressing thoughts or images, I judge myself as good or bad depending what the thought or image is about.
I pay attention to how my emotions affect my thoughts and behavior.
I can usually describe how I feel at the moment in considerable detail.
I find myself doing things without paying attention.
I disapprove of myself when I have irrational ideas.