Origami is a great way to practice mindfulness. It's not just for kids - check out this model by an origami artist in California. All you need is some paper and some patience.
Hugh van Cuylenburg spent a few months living and volunteering in India in 2008. Despite the fact that the villagers didn't have very much the were very happy. When Hugh got back to Australia he continued his studies and worked out that the key to the villager's happiness was gratitude, empathy and mindfulness. He wrote a book called The Resilience Project and now there is an app. It is only $4.49 and is available on android and iTunes. You can find out more about it in the video below.
A 2019 study found that spending at least 20 minutes a day outside can lower your stress hormone levels. If you spend more than 20 minutes outside your cortisone levels will be even lower. I know it's winter in Australia and a bit cold and wet but wear a parka and take an umbrella. Go with a friend if you need extra motivation. Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com.
June is Mindful Month at Smiling Mind. You can sign up for free at https://www.smilingmind.com.au. All you have to do is complete a short survey (2 questions). According to the Smiling Mind website, some of the benefits of mindfulness include:
This animation shows two methods to deal with negative thinking - a life skill everyone needs!!!
This is a great mindfulness activity that is quick and easy to do - all you need is a piece of paper and a pencil or pen. You're meant to do this with your non-dominant hand but I think it works with your dominant hand too. It was really relaxing. I even started colouring mine in.