Mindfulness practice, sometimes equated with meditation, is a very big part of DBT. It helps us focus and manage our emotions more effectively. It helps us live in the moment without judgement and increases our awareness of our current experience. It helps us stay focused.
Research shows that an ability to resist urges will improve your relationships, increase your dependability, and raise your performance. If you can resist your urges, you can make better, more thoughtful decisions. You can be more intentional about what you say and how you say it. You can think about the outcome of your actions before following through on them.