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Mindfulness helps us catch our stressful, negative thoughts before they become too strong to manage or regulate. One exercise that we can introduce into our lives is the sitting with the breath practice which we can remember with these four simple steps:
Step 1: Deciding to go into a mindfulness practice.
Step 2: Initiating a transition breath.
Step 3: Centering and Resting your mind on your breath.
Step 4: Bringing your mind back to the breath whenever it wanders without judgment.
Afterward, it is good to ask yourself: How might noticing your thoughts as they arise and re-focusing your attention be helpful in your present stressful situation? How about your overall personal & professional life?
Keywords: Mindfulness; Awareness; Stress; Anxiety; Thoughts
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