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What is Mindfulness?

Life can be really busy at times. And that can put pressure on you and make you feel down sometimes.

There are lots of things you can do to help yourself. One of the most popular is called ‘mindfulness’.

What Is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is when you stop and take time to notice your thoughts, how your body is feeling, and what’s going on around you right now. This means paying more attention to all the things around you. Look at the sights that you see as you walk. Listen to the sounds around you. Take a deep breath and notice all the smells in the air. Stop and think about the taste of what you are eating.

Top tip

“Try Calm or Headspace, apps for meditation and yoga. I’d recommend them to anyone as they calm me down.” Austin, aged 9

The Benefits of Mindfulness

By using mindfulness, you’ll start to enjoy the world around you more, and to understand yourself a little better too. You’ll see the value of some of the things that you took for granted. It will also help you cope with things like stress and anxiety much better.

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