Be Mindful - Mindfulness

So often weíre caught up in our thoughts, thinking about past events, worrying, planning things we need to do, that we miss our experience of being in the present. Mindfulness involves purposefully bringing awareness to our present moment, with a quality of warmth, kindness, curiosity, and spaciousness.

This mindfulness practice is only a guide and itís important to keep yourself and others safe, doing as much or as little according to what feels right for you. Donít listen to this recording whilst driving, operating machinery or crossing roads.

Mindfully pausing throughout the day is a beneficial way of bringing a few moments of stillness into busy lives. In this way, we give ourselves permission to take time out and connect with our here and now experience. 

With regular practice of mindfulness, we can learn new ways of responding to the stresses and strains of daily life; and cultivate a richer appreciation of the world around us.

Wellbeing benefits:

Think clearly
Feel relaxed

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I want to find healthy ways to manage stress.
I want to appreciate and notice things around me more.

Length:

The lengths of the different mindfulness practises vary and are stated at the start of each page.

Who can I do this activity with?

On my own.

Where can I do this activity?

Indoors and out - throughout the day.  Recommendations are made for each individual mindfulness practise.

How often can I do this activity?

As often as possible. 'A Brief Pause' can be practised daily.

What do I need?

  • Audio - download or play online
  • Something to play the audio on if doing away from computer

Did you know?

Studies have shown that being mindful can help us in a variety of ways.  Through the practise of mindfulness we can manage stress more effectively. We can improve the quality of our communication and relationships. We can notice and connect more to our surroundings, which is proven to be beneficial to wellbeing. We can change the way we respond to pain, low mood, and anxiety. We can become more self-aware, so helping us feel more in charge of our lives.

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