Mindfullness for men
Mental health can still be a taboo subject especially amongst men, we’ve compiled a few things you could try if you feel your thoughts are getting a little overwhelming
Mindfulness is a word that has been thrown around a bit, but what does it actually mean? The most used definition is being aware of your thoughts and feelings without the need to take action or express them, being in the moment fully. When you are feeling stressed and anxious, your mind creates situations and scenarios that can make you think of things that haven’t happened yet, or the worst possible outcome. Mindfulness helps you to be less reactive and accept things as they are, in the moment.
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Take notice of the present moment without passing judgement.
Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Notice how your breathing feels as you slowly inhale and exhale.
Move your attention to your body. Start with your legs. How do they feel? Is there any pain or tension? Keep breathing slowly. Continue this way focusing on all parts of your body individually right up through to your neck and shoulders. Notice where there is pain, discomfort or tension. What do you feel? Relax. Keep breathing and feel the tension flow out of you. Imagine every part of your body relaxing.
Once you finish, spend a couple of minutes focusing on your body as a whole. And relax. When you are ready take a big breath and open your eyes.
How are you feeling? More relaxed?
This is a brilliant concept, specifically aimed at men and marketed that way.
“Used by thousands of guys all around the world, the Journal is your tool to a happier, healthier you. Using a system of guided exercises and our signature Check-in tool, the Journal will give you the structure and support you need to build a powerful journaling habit that will transform your life.”
Mindfulness gives us the time to really stop and acknowledge what we are thinking, it can be a little difficult to do this by yourself, so there are plenty of apps to Here are a few tips on exploring this practice.
Portal – Escape into Nature
“Imagine being able to escape into nature whenever you need, whether you’re struggling to sleep, finding it difficult to concentrate or you’re stressed and anxious.”
Insight Timer has a huge library of content: over 80,000 free guided meditations from over 10,000 teachers on topics like stress, relationships, healing, sleep, creativity, and more.
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As we practice mindfulness, try to monitor how you feel, can you notice any changes? It doesn’t have to be perfect and you can start small, please remember there is no right or wrong way to practice mindfulness, choose and do anything you like that allows you to be in the moment and present.
Feel free to share any tips or suggestions you may have to relax.