Provides information on mindfulness, how to practise it and how it can help with mental health problems.
If you want to try mindfulness, you don't need any special equipment for the following exercises:
The above examples are not the only ways you can practise mindfulness. So many activities can be done mindfully. Different things work for different people, so if you don’t find one exercise useful, try another. You can also try adapting them to suit you and make them easier to fit in with your daily life, such as mindfully cooking dinner or folding laundry.
Some people find practising mindfulness in nature can have extra benefits – for suggestions, see our page on ideas to try in nature. For more general examples of exercises to try, see our page on relaxation exercises.
"The mindfulness colouring really helps me unwind and relax in the evening. It promotes better sleep and I go to bed feeling ready to rest rather than anxious and wired."
In this video, Jonny explains how you might try a mindful eating exercise. This video is two minutes and fifty-one seconds long.
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To get the most out of mindfulness exercises, try your best to:
"It sounded like a big undertaking but I was keen to get started. It felt like I might be about to discover something new about how my mind works."
To get more out of mindfulness exercises, there are some practical things you can try to help improve your experience:
"Mindfulness makes me feel safe because even when I can't access my counsellors, carers, medication and relapse prevention plan, mindfulness is still there. Nothing can take it away."
This information was published in November 2021. We will revise it in 2024.
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