10 minutes to a calmer, happier you – Take A Break
The demands of modern life mean more people are turning to mindfulness to ease anxiety and manage stress. Here’s how it can help you.
From the moment we wake up, to the minute we go to bed, it can feel like we are on a hamster wheel, racing from one task to another, always worrying about the next thing on our to-do list.
But how often do we stop to appreciate the simple things in life — the smell of freshly-cut grass, the sound of children laughing or the first refreshing sip of an ice-cold drink on a hot summer’s day?
Living life at a million miles per hour can take a massive toll on both our physical and mental wellbeing, and can lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
Perhaps it’s not surprising, therefore, that in a recent survey carried out by wellbeing specialists, Forth With Life, 85 per cent of adults in the UK say they are regularly experiencing stress, with over a third of us feeling stressed for at least one full day per week.
So how can we ease our worry and anxiety?
In the book, The Easy Way to Mindfulness, Allen Carr — the man who was famous for getting over 30 million people worldwide to stop smoking — believed that practising mindfulness every day can lead to a calmer, happier state of mind.
He said: ‘Just 10 minutes a day is enough to make a difference. Just 10 minutes in which you step out of the chaos and focus on something real.’
From the desk of John Dicey, Global CEO & Senior Therapist, Allen Carr’s Easyway