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The mindfulness trend seems to have reached its peak at the perfect time. Everyone around the world and particularly tour and activity operators are experiencing new, unknown challenges, and are looking for ways to ease anxieties. While the world is plagued with uncertainty, we are here to provide you with a million and one certainties in the form of mindfulness strategies. Our friends at Rezdy(opens in a new tab) shared a compilation of free mindfulness resources(opens in a new tab) and we thought it would be great to pass it on to our readers.
Amongst a complete list, there are a couple that stood out to us. The S.T.O.P. practice for stress relief is a method that a lot of us might be using already without realising. It stands for Stop, Take, Observe, and Proceed. If you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed it is so important to take a minute to listen to your body and understand where you’re standing. Practice taking breaks for yourself in this time filled with endless time, so that you can rely on yourself to do so when everything picks up again. Not only are these mindfulness techniques necessary at the moment but learning what works for you and turning the practice into a habit means that you’ll be ready for whatever comes your way in the future.
The second one might not be useful in the future but it certainly is at the moment! The compilation includes a couple of ways to avoid touching your face so that we can lower the curve as quickly as possible and begin the recovery process. These include using positive prompts as opposed to negative ones: “My hands are below my neck.” They also recommend practicing hand meditation. Hand meditation isn’t as far-fetched as you might be thinking, it is simply being aware of your hands and directing your thoughts and attention to them.
Regardless of whether you’re feeling anxious at the moment or not, testing out and perfecting a mindfulness technique that works for you is a brilliant way to calm your nerves. You might also find that it helps you to improve your productivity even when you’re feeling distracted. The science of mindfulness is simple but the power of being able to quieten your thoughts can provide a wealth of benefit.
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