Try some simple mindfulness exercises, even when on holidays.
The beauty of mindfulness is that it can be practiced any time, anywhere and by anyone. If you find yourself feeling a bit stressed over the long weekend, or of you are on the verge of getting angry or anxious about something, even the simplest mindfulness meditation can immediately help lower your stress levels, induce relaxation, and help you re-focus.
Here is a one-minute relaxation breathing exercise that reduces stress by lowering your heart rate and blood pressure. It’s easy and effective for the whole family!
- Close your eyes and take a deep breath in, for a count of four seconds.
- As you inhale, visualize the movement of oxygen through your body.
- Exhale, for a count of eight seconds.
- As you exhale, imagine any stress you’re experiencing just floating away.
- Repeat five times.