Mindfulness: Being Aware of Ourselves

  • Practicing mindfulness can be a way to counteract the anxiety and stress that we often feel in the face of exams and challenges.  We can all benefit from acknowledging anxiety and stress, allowing us to manage rather than to fixate on our concerns.


    The benefits of mindfulness include:

    - better exam performance (Read the Association for Psychological Science's article here)

    - improved concentration (Read the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine's article here)

    - reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression (Read the Harvard Health Blog's post here)

    Are you interested in learning more?  Here are some effective apps, suggested by the Huffington Post, that may provide further guidance:

    Stop, Breathe, and Think

    Take a Break! by Meditation Oasis