June 7, 2024

Mindfulness exercises under 1 minute

You can practice mindfulness with activities you already do! Take some moments while eating, showering or walking and pay attention to your 5 senses - what you can see, feel, taste, smell and hear. Sprinkling these mindful exercises throughout your day will help support a more calm and clear mind. Which mindful exercises do you want to try this week?

Dr Priyanka Naidu
Mindfulness exercises under 1 minute

These exercises help you anchor your attention to the here and now. They can help you feel calm, and more connected to yourself through the week.

Mindful eating

The next time you eat a meal, slow down and savour it. Notice

  • the different flavours
  • the textures and colours
  • what you can smell

Mindful shower exercise

When you take a shower, be present and notice what the water on different parts of your skin feel like. You might engage your other senses too and notice what you can smell, hear and taste.

Move mindfully

Take slower steps and notice what it feels like to move. How does the pressure on your feet feel when it touches the ground as you walk. Or how do your arms feel as you move forward?

Mindfulness in nature

When you’re outside notice details you may have missed before.
What sounds can you hear? What can you feel? What can you smell? What can you taste?