Using mindfulness cues to focus on your breath

In this simple exercise, you focus your attention on your breathing whenever a specific environmental cue occurs. For example, whenever your hands touch each other, you may choose to be mindful for a few seconds

Simply choose a cue that works for you. Perhaps you will choose to become mindful every time you look in the mirror. Perhaps it will be every time you hear a bird.

Mindfulness cues are an excellent mindfulness technique that are designed to snap you out of the unconscious “autopilot” state of mind, and bring you back into the present moment.