Mindfulness Hack No. 2: Notice 5 Things

This is a simple exercise to centre yourself and connect with your environment. Practise it throughout the day, especially any time you find yourself getting caught up in your thoughts and feelings.

  1. Pause for a moment
  1. Look around, and notice five things that you can see,
  1. Listen carefully, and notice five thing you can hear,
  1. Notice five things you can feel in contact with your body. (Your watch against your wrist, yours trousers against your legs, the air upon your face, your feet upon the floor, you’re back against the chair, etc.)