Feel like you’re always rushing? Here’s a tip: Take a second to take some deep breaths, and pay attention to what you’re doing.
Researchers say that by being mindful in your activities (work, eating, walking, etc.) you can reduce stress levels dramatically. Regular participation in activities such as yoga, stretches and meditation can help you practice, but mindfulness can be cultivated at any time just by fully focusing on the task at hand. If you’re running, pay attention to how your body is moving, if you’re at work give one task your undivided attention (read: no multitasking) and if you’re eating focus on the flavors and textures in each bite. Don’t you feel better already?