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Mindfulness: Be mindful. Live in the moment. by Gill Hasson

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Mindful Doing

Our lives are made up of our thoughts, feelings and behaviour. At any one time of the day, you are thinking, feeling or doing. Most times you're doing all three at once!

So far, we have focused on being mindful of thoughts and feelings. Another part of being more mindful involves bringing mindfulness to what you do: to your actions and behaviour.

A good place to start is with your breathing. This might seem a bit odd, but the reason that managing your breathing is an effective mindfulness technique is because your thoughts, feelings and behaviour are interconnected. So, if you manage your breathing – the physical aspect – you will also be managing your thoughts and feelings.

Try it.

Exercise: Mindful breathing
  • Stop breathing ...

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