Stop what you are doing for a moment. Sit comfortably if you can.
Take a few breaths.
Ask yourself “what am I thinking?! Don’t respond to your thoughts, simply be aware of them. Sit with them for a moment.
Take a few more breaths – deeper this time, so you can feel it in your belly. (You may wish to try breathing in for a count of four and out for a count of 7)
Ask yourself “what am I feeling? Once again simply acknowledge your feelings.
Take 3 or 4 more deep breaths.
Ask yourself “how does my body feel?” – (For example, are you warm or cold? Tense or relaxed?)
Take a few more moments to breathe.
Smile and return to your day, repeat as necessary!
www.mindfulness.orgis a great place to start if you would like to learn more about mindfulness practice. It’s powerful and is a firm favourite in my self-care tool kit. I hope it brings you similar comfort and sense of calm as it does me. Sometimes it’s nice to stop and be mindful of you.