When life gets hectic and we’re under stress, we may feel like we literally don’t have time to stop and take a breath let alone done a mindfulness exercise. I feel you; I’ve been there. The thing is, if we don’t take a moment to breath and ground ourselves, we’re likely not going to be present in what we’re doing and the stress will build. Here’s a quick exercise to get present:
Take a long, deep breath.
Look around the room and let you eye notice five things.
Listen for five sounds.
Feel five sensations in your body. This can be the feeling of the air on your skin, you bottom on the chair, your feet on the ground, etc.
Take one more long, deep breath.
Notice if you feel any differences in you mind and body.
If you connected with this exercise, remember that it’s a quick way to feel more grounded that can be done wherever you might be.