24 Short Mindfulness Practices for Your Sanity

Whether it's an overbooked calendar, a demanding boss, financial worries or emotional health concerns--there's a mindfulness practice for that. No matter the source of your stress, if you struggle to handle it, it can wreak havoc on your productivity, physical and mental health, and happiness. If you are someone who deals with overwhelming stress or high levels of anxiety, learning to harness the power of your brain can help you increase happiness. 

With a regular mindfulness, you can improve your mental fortitude and find balance. Before you accept unpleasant feelings that get in the way of your life, why not embrace a breath and body connection and see how it can change your outlook? These short mindfulness practices cover a range of topics and offer a range of options that will fit every lifestyle and every personality. 

  1. Focus on the Mountain
  2. Negativity Bias
  3. Growth Mindset
  4. Fixed Mindset
  5. Can You Stay Present?
  6. Practice Self-Compassion
  7. Holidays Can Be Crazy
  8. Procrastination
  9. Respond, Don't React
  10. Begin Again
  11. Mindful Communication
  12. Four Attitudes of a Successful Practice
  13. Winter Warming Practice
  14. Advanced Mindfulness Practice
  15. A Body Scan
  16. A Practice In Focus
  17. Gaining Concentration
  18. A Case of the "Shoulds"
  19. Progressive Body Scan
  20. Using Mindfulness to Manage Stress
  21. Happiness: A Gratitude Practice
  22. Accessing the 5 Senses
  23. Notice, Shift, Rewire
  24. Mindfulness Is...
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Alicia Capetillo
Alicia Capetillo
Alicia graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in journalism and a minor in film and media studies. Prior to joining SparkPeople, she worked in marketing and public relations and once left it all behind to backpack through South America. Alicia enjoys making every muscle weep at Orangetheory Fitness, farmers markets, planning trips to practically every country and cheering aggressively for her beloved Cincinnati Reds and New Orleans Saints. She can also make a mean guacamole on toast.