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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  • Anonymous
    Posted at 14:48h, 28 February Reply

    I’ve Tried to close my eyes while brushing my teeth and washing my face, and it helped a lot because it made those things more relaxing and soothing. Which is good for your body.

  • WLKHS2120
    Posted at 14:47h, 28 February Reply

    I have tried the exercise with the snacks that was stated in the article. I looked at it closely thought about how they made the cookies at my house,i did not just eat away I think that was my longest snack experience.

  • WLKHS2118
    Posted at 14:46h, 28 February Reply

    When I shower I like to sit there and let the water just hit me because it feels very relaxing and its very calming

  • WLKHS2403
    Posted at 17:01h, 27 February Reply

    An mindfulness exercise I will try when I feel overwhelmed will be to listen to my breathing when I fall asleep. I enjoy meditating and this is similar because its important to take the time to slow down and listen to your body.

  • WLKHS2409
    Posted at 17:00h, 27 February Reply

    Many times I have tried to focus on my breathing to calm my mind and help me fall asleep. This allows my body to relax and rather than worrying about the future and all that the next day holds for me.

  • WLKHS2412
    Posted at 17:00h, 27 February Reply

    I will try concentrating on brushing my teeth because it is something I do before I go to sleep.

  • wlks2401
    Posted at 16:57h, 27 February Reply

    The exercise that I tried was at night while laying in my bed, I focused on my breathing and the movements of my chest rising and falling. I also focused on the sound of my breathing, which soothed and calmed me down, I felt this relieved some levels of my stress.

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