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From Sharp Health News, a publication of Sharp HealthCare

In today’s hectic world, it’s easy to get caught up in our busy lives, and we may find ourselves feeling anxious, stressed and burned out. Incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine is key to helping you develop the ability to be calm, focused and present when you need it most.

Here are 3 easy, effective and proven ways to stay mindful throughout your day:

  1. Adopt a mantram: A mantram is a sound, word or phrase that can be repeated to help you concentrate and redirect your attention away from stressful situations, worries or negative feelings, giving you a pause to choose how to respond to a stressful situation and gain control of your emotions.
  2. Slow down: You may find yourself rushing through your day with frantic actions and thoughts. By slowing down, you give yourself the opportunity to find joy in the moment and notice small — and maybe otherwise overlooked — pleasant moments.
  3. Don’t multitask: Contrary to popular belief, multitasking actually harms your efficiency and mental health. Monotasking — giving 1 task your full attention — increases productivity, reduces mistakes, increases calmness and reduces stress.

The VEBA Resource Center offers Restorative Yoga for Stress Management Classes. Learn different techniques, such as breathing, relaxation, mindfulness and restorative poses, to help manage the cumulative effects of stress and support overall health. Check out our calendar to sign up for an upcoming class.