Be Mindful - Savouring Pleasant Experience


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Savouring a Pleasant Experience

"I used mindfulness only a couple of days ago when I was feeling quite panicky outside. I refocused on the sounds around me rather than the stress I was experiencing."

Try this simple reflecting activity to remind yourself of the positives in your day.

Wellbeing benefits:

Think positively
Build resilience

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I want to enjoy and appreciate positive experiences of my day.


10-20 minutes.

Who can I do this activity with?

On my own.

Where can I do this activity?

Indoors or out.

How often can I do this activity?

Daily or weekly.

What do I need?

  • Pen/pencil
  • Paper

Did you know?

Studies in the field of positive psychology have shown that we can enhance the wellbeing benefits of pleasant experiences, such as joy, contentment, and appreciation, by savouring them.  

Savouring is the act of mindfully paying attention to the positive feelings associated with a pleasurable experience. When we savour a pleasant experience, our bodies are flooded with “feel good” hormones that reduce stress and calm the nervous system. 

"I was really surprised how many pleasant experiences I'd had throughout the day. This activity helped me to take note of the little things."

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