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#UGUmbrella – This March we focus on Mindfulness

February 26, 2021

GUELPH, Ontario – This month for the Umbrella Project we are focusing on mindfulness.

Mindfulness is being aware of what’s happening right now without wishing it was different. It means being present in the moment with our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.

Practising mindfulness can boost attention and concentration. Some studies have even shown that starting a mindfulness practice can increase brain activity in the area associated with positive emotions.

Mindfulness can be practiced by everyone. There are many different ways that you can bring some mindfulness into your everyday practice with your classroom, department or family.

Some examples include:

Share with us how you practise Mindfulness this March by using #UGUmbrella on Twitter or Instagram.

March Mindfulness infographic

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