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Take a Mindful Break ... You can start with just 15 seconds!

Posted by on June 15, 2014


Practicing mindfulness brings you to NOW, this present moment.

Research has shown benefits of mindfulness to lower blood pressure and boost the immune system; increase attention and focus; and help reduce anxiety and depression.

Not only do I encourage my clients to practice being mindful, but I, too, try to incorporate mindfulness within my professional and personal life. The practice of mindfulness may seem challenging at first but it becomes easier to do over time.

The great news – we can practice mindfulness in brief, informal 'mindful' breaks throughout the day!

Mindfulness Wrapped Around Your Day
You can start simple with a 15 second break when using Mindfulness Daily app. This healthy tool helps you integrate mindful awareness into your daily life from anywhere you may be.

If you wish to take more than a 15 second mindful pause -- the app allows you to personalize and set specific, brief times throughout the day to schedule your mindful exercises.

Take a few minutes in the morning to start your day off with a mini mindfulness exercise and begin your day with clarity. Feeling caught up in a stressful moment during the day? The Mindfulness Daily app can guide you through quick mindfulness. Additionally, wind-down at night with a short mindful reflection and relaxation practice.

Mindfulness Daily app also features guided breathing practices, body scan, and device meditation. Over time, as your mindfulness journey develops, you can reflect and gain insight on your mindful habits using the "Lifelog" feature which tracks your daily patterns.

Practicing mindfulness can transform your life and it is never too late to start. Escape to the now, right where you are in the present.


Click this link to download Mindfulness Daily.

maggie.pngMaggie Baumann

Maggie Baumann is a marriage and family therapist in Newport Beach, California, specializing in treating eating disorders, addictions and trauma. Maggie is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. As a woman in recovery from anorexia, she speaks on the topic of eating disorder prevention and treatment to a wide audience.

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