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Being mindful helps people do better in just about every part of life, like focusing on homework or feeling less stressed out. Practicing mindfulness a little bit every day helps you to build this valuable skill.
These exercises help you practice mindfulness in five different ways. Try doing all of them.
As you do each exercise, you will probably find that your mind wanders after a minute or two. That’s normal — minds do that. Your job is to gently bring your attention back to the thing you are focused on. The more you practice doing that, the better you train your brain to pay attention.
You can do this with an orange, an apple, or even something as small as a raisin.
Let’s say you decide to do mindful eating with an orange. Your job is to eat the orange slowly, without rushing. Mindful eating means really paying attention to what you’re eating. You can do this mindful eating exercise with your eyes open or closed.
With this exercise, you focus your attention on breathing. You want to pay attention to your breath in an easy way — on purpose, but not forced.
This exercise is about paying attention to how your body moves as you walk slowly.
Safe driving requires paying attention. It’s easy for drivers to get distracted – and that can lead to accidents. If you drive, practice this mindfulness skill when you get in the car. It helps your mind focus better as you drive:
When you practice mindfulness, you will probably notice that you feel calm and relaxed. If you keep practicing, you might start to notice that it’s easier to focus your attention on things like schoolwork or listening. You may begin to feel calmer and more patient in your everyday life. You may find that when little things go wrong, you can handle them better.
Mindfulness helps people do their best at things, whether that’s focusing on a task or getting along with others. This article for teens has details on practicing mindfulness so you can make it work for you.
Breathing and meditation techniques can have subtle but powerful effects on everything from stress to sports performance. Try these four techniques.
Breathing exercises help us slow down and relax. Let our audio recordings coach you through 3 simple breathing exercises: finger-count breathing, smiling breath, and belly breathing.
Yoga is a great way to take aÂ study break because it refocuses and re-energizes both the body and mind. This routine uses poses that work for teens.
Choosing your mood means being in control of it instead of feeling like it’s controlling you. Here are tips on how to create the right mood to help you succeed at what you’re trying to do.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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