A great mindfulness practice to tuck in your toolbox is 5-4-3-2-1. This is something you can use when the monkey mind starts spinning or during stressful moments. It is a simple technique that uses your 5 senses to help you connect with the present moment. Wanna know how? Let’s do it.

Find a comfortable position. Feel the support beneath your feet or bottom. Notice how the breath flows in and out. Now look around and notice 5 things that you see. They can be objects, colors, anything. Next, notice 4 things you can touch, whether your own skin or hair or something in your environment. Move on to become aware of 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, and finally 1 thing you can taste. That’s it!


I hope this tool is helpful to you when thoughts start spinning or any other time you need it. Let me know how it works out. ;o)