Studies suggest that focusing on the present can have a positive impact on health and well-being. Mindfulness-based treatments have been shown to reduce anxiety and depression. There’s also evidence that mindfulness can lower blood pressure and improve sleep. Below is one exercise you can do to help practice your mindfulness.
Sit quietly with your eyes closed and begin to notice the parts of your body that are touching the ground or chair.
If you begin to notice sensations of discomfort, such as an itch, know that they will not last long. In the way that thoughts come and go through our minds, so do sensations.
Focus on your breathing throughout the process. It is best to begin with a small amount of time and work your way up to longer stretches of time.