- Practice whilst walking – instead of engaging in thoughts about the past or future that may well be winding you up, can you tune into the sensation of the body moving, even whilst rushing!
- Taste the first few mouthfuls of food each time you eat – this might mean that you decide to put down all other distractions and focus entirely on the look, smell and taste of the food, bringing a sense of pleasure into your life which will help to calm the busy mind.
- Notice the body breathing just for one minute – tuning into the breath and away from the chattering mind just for a moment can help calm you and also help you to identify if the body is tense so that you can soften it.
- Listen to sounds just for a few moments. Wherever you are, there will be sounds that you could tune into and use as an anchor to be aware of the present moment.