In mindfulness, the emphasis is not on controlling the breath, but rather on using the breath to connect us to an awareness of our body and to anchor us and bring us back to the present moment. You can use the four simple steps below to bring some mindfulness into your life, right now. It can be done anywhere and anytime and takes only a minute. I like to do it at red traffic lights…(keeps me grounded and focused on me instead of focusing on external events out of my control…)
The STOP Breathing Space
S top and interrupt your thoughts
T ake a breath
O bserve what is happening around you and inside you
(what can I see, hear, sense, smell, feel? What am I thinking)?
P roceed and reconnect with your surroundings and activity