Mindfulness exercises

To really reap the benefits of mindfulness, try using it as part of your daily routine. You can incorporate it into daily activities. For example, you can be mindful while you brush your teeth or wash your face – see below. Or you may want to schedule ten minutes specifically to concentrate on one of the other exercises below. Whatever works for you and gives you the best chance of consistently practicing mindfulness is the best route to take.

  1. While brushing teeth or washing face: Since you’ve done these things thousands of times you don’t need to think about them, but you can be mindful by closing your eyes and concentrating on them. For instance, when brushing your teeth feel the brush glide along your teeth. Taste the toothpaste. Feel the grip you have on your toothbrush. Don’t judge it as too tight or soft. Just notice the sensations. You may try taking a few deep breaths while you brush your teeth. Feel the air go deeply into your lungs and through your nose – it might be challenging to have it come through your mouth while keeping the toothpaste in!
  1. Next time you barge in the door at home and head to the kitchen to grab a snack, try settling in for a few minutes to really enjoy it. Whatever it is, sit down, stare at it and choose to take a while eating it. You are going to focus on every gesture, bite, swallow and feeling as you thoroughly enjoy your snack. Up for the challenge?
  1. When you are ready to go to bed, why not use mindfulness to help you fall asleep? Mind racing at night? This is a good way to calm it down. Simply focus on your breathing – your chest rising and falling. You may hear the sounds of it filtering through your nostrils and out again. Wait, does it sound different? Does it feel different? Just notice. Just be. And before you know it, you’ll be waking up to that annoying alarm again!

Don’t faint. It’s that simple!

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  • wlkhs 2212
    Posted at 17:44h, 26 February Reply

    I will try to be mindful as I go to sleep. I feel like a have a hard time sleeping and the relaxation would help me.

  • WLKHS2215
    Posted at 17:43h, 26 February Reply

    The exercise I will try, is focusing on my breathing before falling asleep. It could help me fall asleep on days that I may struggle or it can even help me relax and calm down.

  • WLKHS 2209
    Posted at 17:42h, 26 February Reply

    I think when I am at home in bed I will try to do the breathing exercises. I usually have a hard time falling asleep, so I think learning how to breathe deeply and focus on that will stop my mind from racing a million different directions.

  • wlkhs2211
    Posted at 17:39h, 26 February Reply

    i will do the exercise that next time i go home and go right to the kitchen i will relax for a little.

  • WLKHS2213
    Posted at 17:38h, 26 February Reply

    I tried the one while i was eating a snack, but it did not really help anything, I just continued to eat.

  • WLKHS2214
    Posted at 17:38h, 26 February Reply

    while brushing my teeth, I kinda think about how the tooth brush feels on my teeth when im brushing my teeth. I only think about it like once a week. I also think about some of my favorite foods and how good they taste and I have the feeling to eat the food whenever I can

  • wlkhs2222
    Posted at 17:36h, 26 February Reply

    mindful excercises i will be doing at home is focusing more on my physical health besides sports like working out at home.

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