Simple Mindfulness Exercise
Another mindfulness exercise is simply to notice what you are experiencing right now through three senses – sound, sight, touch. Take a few slow breaths and ask yourself:
What are three things I can hear? (clock on the wall, traffic going by, music in the next room, people talking)
What are three things I can see? (this computer, this chair, that sign, that person walking by)
What are three things I can feel? (the chair under me, the floor under my feet, my keys in my pocket)
Think of these answers to yourself slowly, one sense at a time. It’s impossible to do this exercise and not be present and mindful!