What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is being in the moment, not being distracted by external influences or even your own thoughts and feelings. It’s derived from meditation and yoga, where being calm, focused, and in the moment are key parts of their philosophies.

Being mindful allows us to be more present in the moment. With practice, you can learn to catch your thoughts and feelings before they begin to influence your behaviour. The more you incorporate mindfulness into your daily life, the better at being in the moment you will be. This will make it easier for you to increase your ability to focus on tasks and ignore distractions.

This booklet is full of mindfulness exercises and information that you can use in your everyday life. Each exercise has a beginner and an intermediate exercise level accompanied by an example. Simply practice each beginner exercise before moving on to the intermediate version.

It’s also very useful to use one of the many mindfulness apps available to guide you in how to utilise mindfulness when you are feeling the pressure building. You can find more information about these in our booklet.

You can download the booklet here.