Practicing Mindfulness

Practicing Mindfulness

During this unprecedented time, many of us will notice at times, an impact on our mental and physical health. Therefore it is imperative that we become self-aware of how are we are feeling in order to manage these emotions. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment and being aware of your thoughts and feelings, without passing any judgement.

Practicing mindfulness can assist with:

· Reducing anxiety

· Creating a sense of calm

· Regulating your emotions

· Improving concentration and productivity

· Improving sleep

To assist you with practicing mindfulness, why not consider: 

1. Utilising UTS Counselling workshops on mindfulness meditation, which you can access here. Mindfulness meditation can assist with bringing your attention to the present moment and can also encourage more awareness of times when your attention is elsewhere. These attentional skills can be helpful for both academic and life success.

2. Downloading the free mindfulness meditation app Smiling Mind, an app developed by psychologists to support your mental and emotional wellbeing. The best part of this app is that you can practice mindfulness anywhere, at any time and on any device.