It can’t be denied that the media’s mass hysteria over coronavirus is doing more harm than good. At times like these, it is essential to keep yourself mentally fit, especially as stress lowers immunity. This is why we actively encourage our staff to reduce their stress levels by practising mindfulness; the act of reconnecting with mind and body, whilst paying attention to the present moment without judgement. So, why not take a step back and make a pledge to take charge of your health today? Here are 5 ways to remain calm and grateful during these trying times and beyond.

How to practise mindfulness

Mindfulness can be practised anywhere; all you need is an open mind and a little time and space. Practising mindfulness will reduce stress, anxiety, negative emotions, sharpen your concentration skills, improve sleep and much more.

  1. Learn how to meditate

To begin with, try to set aside 5 to 10 minutes each day to “practise”. Once you get used to meditating, you can gradually increase the amount of time you take out of your day to do so.
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    • Find a quiet space that’s free from distractions and clutter and take your seat. A space full of natural light is ideal, so make your way to your garden, sunroom, conservatory, or glazed extension if you have one.
    • Sit cross legged, kneel, or position yourself on a chair; whichever is the most comfortable, that you can maintain for a while.
    • Concentrate on your breath, following it as it goes out and as it goes in. Close your eyes if you like, although not necessary.
    • When you realise that your mind has begun to wander, simply return your attention to your breathing once more.
    • Be gentle with your wandering mind, it’s natural! Without judgement or expectation, bring yourself back, sit and pay attention to your breathing once more.
    • Notice the environment around you, how your body feels and your thoughts and emotions, without judgement.

It may sound simple, but it’s not necessarily easy. But with practise, positive results will come.

  1. Apps to practise mindfulness

Practising mindfulness is incredibly popular at the moment. So, here are a couple of free apps that you may find helpful on your path to mindfulness.

  • Stop, Breathe & Think

Available on iOS and Android, this app features about 30 free meditation sessions. It also allows you to rate your mind and body on a scale of “rough” to “great”, note up to 5 emotions you’re feeling and then it will recommend meditations, mindful walks and even tailored acupressure videos.
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Available on iOS, Android and web, this app offers hundreds of meditations, with most ranging from 5 to 15 minutes.

  1. Mindful eating

Mindful eating enables you to really appreciate your food, improves health and well-being and helps reach a state of full awareness surrounding cravings, feelings and your figure. By breathing, slowing down, and focusing on enjoying every mouthful, eating can become a far more satisfying experience, fulfilling subtle senses and needs as well as nutrition.

  1. Practise mindfulness whilst you wait

Turn the usual frustration of having to wait in line or traffic, by using the opportunity to practise mindfulness meditation techniques.

  1. Mindful colouring

Instead of trying to draw something, focus on the colours and the sensation of the pencil against the paper. Mindfulness colouring books are available, which really help people to unwind, relax and get a better night’s sleep.
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Improve physical and mental wellbeing by practising mindfulness

Don’t let yourself get stressed, overthink and make things bigger than they truly are. Refocus on the here and now by practising mindfulness.

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Brilliant company from all we’ve dealt with, right through to the fitters, to the follow-up emails making sure everything was ok. Having used you before and after having work done to my property, I thought you the only obvious choice to return. Was a little worried as I’d had insulated render fitted and was concerned about the removal and refitting into the same size opening, and the damage it would cause. No worries, it seems. Each to their own trade as they say, and I’m glad they managed it and left me in no doubt, another great job done. Many thanks to you all. And see you in 15 years again?

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After a fair few months of looking for a good window provider we can say we are one hundred percent happy with Global. They exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Michael with the quote, the lovely ladies from the office and Andy and Josh who fitted our seven windows and front door. Very professional, good quality, quick and efficient work. A pleasure to work with such a team. Our next step is the conservatory with Global. Thank you and well done to all.

Florentina

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Excellent Service

My mum wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic service Global windows have given her following her burglary. From start to finish they reassured her the replacement patio doors would be robust and fitted as quickly as possible to ensure the property was secured. On the day of fitting the fitters arrived promptly and installed the doors with no mess. The gentleman who organised this from Global (sorry she couldn’t remember his name) came out to check the doors and to see mum was happy with them brought her a beautiful bunch of flowers. Mum was over the moon. Thank you so much.

Margaret

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Doors And Windows

We decided to re-use this Company despite moving house and County. Global were helpful and very professional at all stages of the installation. We found all their staff friendly and knowledgeable. Dates given, returning phone calls etc. were all met. The price was very competitive, the quality of their products was excellent with a good range of colours and styles. The fitters were very hardworking, managed to get the work done in one day rather than the expected 2, mainly due to the fact they worked as a team, didn’t take breaks and clearly knew their job. Great company.

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Fantastic work from start to finish. Great suggestions made to my own thoughts. The date agreed happened and I was kept fully informed of progress before installation. The fitters were courteous and efficient and worked hard completing on time. I am happy to recommend Global windows to anyone.”

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Excellent communication and attention to details. Windows were fine quality. Workmanship of highest quality and very considerate and careful. Would recommend to anyone.”

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