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3 Mindfulness Activities You Can Try Right Now

Mindfulness consists of powerful tools to help you remain calm, sustain your attention, and be able to focus. This is done by helping you pay attention to the present moment through breathing, awareness and meditation. Here are three activities that can be done anywhere to ground yourself and reduce stress. 


Count Down from 30

For this exercise, find a comfortable space to sit or lay down. Close your eyes and inhale. Name that inhale 30. Exhale and name that exhale 29. Continue this pattern until you reach 0. Do this as may times as needed. 

Five Senses 

Close your eyes and think of your favorite location. Think of 5 things you can see, 4 things you can hear, 3 things you can touch, 2 things you can smell, and 1 thing you can taste. 

Daily Affirmations

Positive affirmations challenge and redirect negative thoughts. An affirmation is something you repeat to yourself to affirm a belief or thought.

For example:

I am loved.

I am enough.

My friends and family care for me.

I can do great things.

Close your eyes and repeat positive affirmations to yourself daily as many times as needed.

I hope these mindfulness exercises help in times of high stress! 



Taylor Hough

Millersville '21

My name is Taylor Hough and I am a Senior at Millersville. I am a dual secondary English and Special Education major! I am passionate about being active and I am a Fitness Instructor at the SMC Fitness Center at Millersville. My Favorite activities include reading, dancing, working out, eating Chick-Fil-A, and spending time with my loved ones!
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