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Mindfulness doesn't mean sitting cross-legged and meditating in that position for hours on end. Those meditations do make up some of the practice of mindfulness, but you can also bring mindfulness to the simplest of everyday activities.
This chapter explores how you can be mindful daily with ten simple exercises.
I was lucky enough to go to the New Forest in Hampshire the other day. Horses and cows had free rein to walk across the road whenever they liked, rows of trees went on for miles and miles and the sun was bringing out the flowers’ beauty and colours.
Just being there, breathing in the air and walking along the edge of the forest, made me feel calm. Reconnecting with nature is a great way to rest your inner being, your deepest sense of self. Living in a city or town, you can all too easily get caught up in the busyness of city life and modern-day living.
If you do live far away from the country or from nature, here are some suggestions to help connect with nature: