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Here's how to be mindful when you have a few minutes to yourself and don't need to concentrate on a more pressing task:

First, focus on your body. Notice what you see and hear. Also, check what you smell, taste, and feel. Don't label these sensations. Just let them go.

Then narrow your focus. Give each part of your body a moment of your full attention.

Next, be more intent on your breath. Where do you feel it most?

When your mind wanders, just return to your breath. Don't beat yourself up.

From: What Mindfulness Can Do for You WebMD Medical Reference

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Lynn Korbel, MPH, assistant director, Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

NIH News in Health: "Mindfulness Matters: Can Living in the Moment Improve Your Health?"

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Lynn Korbel, MPH, assistant director, Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

NIH News in Health: "Mindfulness Matters: Can Living in the Moment Improve Your Health?"

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 15, 2018

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