Let's say someone has a tendency to react right away to moments of stress but then after it has been noticed or pointed out, he/she forms meditation habit and after some time, doesn't have such tendency instead having awareness like 'Hey this person/event/noun is leading me to be distracted/stressed out. I shouldn't react right away.'
We say this person became less impulsive or more...
Conscious? Cautious? I'm not sure the antonyms here work.
...I'm thinking self-aware, but it seems to be applicable more for planned times of meditation, self-review, etc than for unplanned stressors.
Then it would seem that during meditation, one is not training to be self-aware but rather being self-aware but then training to be...?