Mindfulness is something that we all naturally possess however, the stress of our busy lives can take its toll and we can sometimes get overwhelmed.

While it’s important to be focussed and take pride in your work, sometimes you need to take a break and let go of your day to day stresses.

Take our quiz below to see how mindful you are, and to find out how you can practice mindfulness so that it works for you.

Ways you can practice mindfulness

If you’ve realised that maybe it is time to start focussing on yourself a bit more why not try taking ten minutes out of your day every day to just sit, be at one with your thoughts, and focus on your breathing.

If you feel your mind wander into a place of negativity don’t beat yourself up about it, instead just direct your attention back to your breathing and let your body relax.

Even doing this for just ten minutes a day will help open up your mind and relieve stress and tension in both your body and mind.

Yoga is known for its ties to mindfulness and meditation. Perhaps trying a yoga class will help you discover a sense of peace and help you practice mindfulness.

Giving yourself an allocated amount of time to go to a class may help you fit it into your schedule so that it can become a part of your daily routine.

Yoga classes are easy to find up and down the country, with most gyms now offering yoga classes on their weekly timetables, so there’s no reason not to try one and see if it works for you.

With mindfulness helping people across the world with both their physical and mental health, there’s no reason not to give it a go.

Words and quiz by Lydia Caunce.

 

 

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