Daily life can be busy and stressful. But did you know that you can calm that pressure simply by taking a moment to stop and focus on the present?

Mindfulness is about connecting with your immediate thoughts and feelings without judging them. You can practise mindfulness anywhere by taking a deep breath, then allowing yourself to focus only on what is happening in that moment – both in the world around you and in your mind.


Studies have shown that mindfulness has a strong positive effect on your mental wellbeing. By directing your attention to what is happening in the present, you’re less likely to focus on worrying about things from the past, or things that might happen in the future.

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Last updated: May 2024