An intro to what mindfulness is and how to practice it
Mindfulness is the action of focusing on one's awareness by using prompts for reflection on one's surroundings and body.
Being mindful, or practicing mindfulness, has many benefits such as:
- Decrease stress levels
- Improve sleep quality
- Improve mood
- Increase concentration
- Provide a sense of calm and control
You can practice mindfulness anywhere and anytime - at home in bed before you sleep, whilst sitting down on your lunch break, or whilst walking outdoors at a park. There are different ways you can be mindful too; whether it be mindful eating, mindful rest, or mindful work.
Another bonus is that it doesn't have to take long either; the choice is yours whether you want it to be one hour long, or just one minute.
Combining mindfulness and nature is a great way to indulge your senses even further. Studies have shown that spending time outdoors can be super helpful in maintaining good mental health.
We've made a 'guided mindfulness' instruction guide for the outdoors, so you can get double the mental health boost.
Click here to view it. Try it out and see if it's something that works for you!