- Brianna Paruolo
Mindfulness techniques that boost your mood in 60 seconds or less.
Updated: May 22
Several studies have shown that mindfulness-based treatments can help reduce anxiety and depression, lower blood pressure, improve sleep quality, increase emotional regulation and promote better memory. In essence, mindfulness is the practice of observing what is happening at the present moment in a non-judgmental, open-minded, and gentle way. Anyone can practice mindfulness at any time, anywhere. Take a minute to practice one of the following techniques today (or invent one that works for you)!
Half-Smile or Full Smile
Take a few deep breaths while you sit in a comfortable position. Embrace a smile slowly. Notice how your emotions might change as the sides of your lips move upwards.
Anchor with Breathing
Be mindful of your breathing as you inhale and exhale. Keep your focus on the sensation of air entering your lungs, holding it, and releasing it.
A little self-compassion can go a long way. Make yourself comfortable, place your hand over your heart, and repeat, “May I experience peace and happiness.”
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