If you’re new to mindfulness, this simple exercise helps you focus on your senses, rather than the noise in your mind.
- Name five things you can see
- Name five things you can hear
- Name five things you can feel touching your body
(like the floor pressing on soles of your feet, or watch strap on your wrist)
- Then, name four things you can see, four that you can hear, and four that you can feel touching your body
- Then three
- Then two
- Then one.
You can use it at times when you’re caught up in your worried thoughts - like sitting in a waiting room, or at night when you’re trying to wind down.