More and more of us are suffering from the stresses and strains of modern life. Mindfulness is an increasingly popular discipline that can not only help alleviate the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression brought on by the pressures of our daily existence but can actually bring calm, joy and happiness into our lives. After researching mindfulness, I came across a book called The Little Book of Mindfulness. I'm going to be honest here, I was drawn in by the adorable size of the book, and the cute illustrations. This little book is filled with tips, exercises, advice, meditations and further resources that will enable people at every level to follow the breath, still the mind and relax the body, whilst generating and boosting a feeling of well-being and contentment that will permeate every aspect of everyday life.
I find that Mindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. It has increasingly become the slow way to manage the modern world, and it doesn't involve chanting mantras, becoming a monk or setting aside hours of time for meditation. I have definitely found this book easy to read, and it definitely helps clear my mind after a stressful day. I highly recommend this book - and it's under £5! You can buy it here, and you can even have a sneak preview before you purchase it!