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  • Writer's pictureIan Thornley

MIND-FULL-NESS - calm your mind!

Updated: Mar 1, 2020

Mindfulness is being talked about more and more at the moment and with a raft of celebrities reported to use mindfulness and meditation as part of their routine.

So what is mindfulness and why all the fuss?

Mindfulness is a practice of paying full attention to the present moment and appreciating it and allowing the mind to calm. It is thought to be good for both physical and mental well-being with a regular practice of mindfulness having a positive impact on relieving stress and improving sleep as well as being a part of treatment for conditions such as anxiety disorders and depression amongst others.

Getting started is easy - for a few minutes just sit quietly and comfortable and concentrate on your breathing - notice the sound of breathing and the movement in your body as you breath and notice the other sensations in your body - if other thoughts drift into your mind - just let them go and refocus on your breathing.

Just a few minutes will leave you with your mind feeling quiet and calm.

Another good way to get started is to use an app such as Headspace. These apps are great for guiding you through your mindfulness meditations and many are free for some of the content.

Why not give it a go - and don't tell me you don't have the time - 2 or 3 minutes is all you need to get started!

Let me know how you get on!

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