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Where can I practice mindfulness?

Sheri Van Dijk
Psychiatry
You can practice mindfulness wherever you'd like and wherever you can! With informal exercises, obviously, you'll be practicing anywhere and everywhere: in the car when you're driving, at the dinner table while you're eating, on the living room couch when you're watching TV, and so on. For formal exercises, you might want to go to a quiet room in order to minimize the distractions, and some people like to dedicate a room (or a small area in the house) to their practice so they can set it up as a calming environment. But remember that mindfulness is not about clearing your mind; in mindfulness, distractions will just be accepted and acknowledged, so it's not necessary to eliminate distractions.
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