A helpful mindfulness tool is simply to notice what you are experiencing right now through three senses – sound, sight, and touch. Take a few slow breaths and ask yourself:
- What are three things I can hear? (clock on the wall, car going by, music in the next room, my breath)
- What are three things I can see? (this table, that sign, that person walking by)
- What are three things I can feel? (the chair under me, the floor under my feet, my phone 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!
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