For those who don’t know, mindfulness originates from a Buddhist meditation technique. The idea behind it is to focus on the present moment, becoming aware of your physical senses while letting thoughts drift past like leaves on a river.
Many studies have found it to be incredibly beneficial in reducing anxiety, stress and even supporting those with depression.
While to start with, it may be an idea to dedicate specific times and places to your mindfulness practice, once you have gotten used to the practice, you may want to try it in other situations.
Calling on this technique at any time is what makes it so powerful. Take a look below for some ideas of where to practise being mindful.
On your commute
If you get a bus or train to work, you may try desperately to fill your time with reading, music or podcasts. We are all for utilising this time, but why not mix things up a bit with some mindfulness practice every now and...