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Mindfulness Pocketbook: Little Exercises for a Calmer Life

Mindfulness Pocketbook: Little Exercises for a Calmer Life

Gill Hasson

ISBN: 978-0-857-08589-4

Apr 2015, Capstone

128 pages

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Follow-up to the bestselling Mindfulness: Be Mindful. Live in the Moment.

Gill Hasson, author of the bestselling Mindfulness is back and this time you can fit her advice in your pocket! This little book is packed with over 100 quick exercises, each dealing with a different situation, to help you get calm, collected, and balanced. So whenever you start to feel the stress mounting, reach for your Mindfulness Pocketbook, find the relevant exercise and instantly make life better!

So if you feel like life is moving too fast and you're struggling to keep up with constant demands and commitments, don't let anxiety and worry get the better of you — integrate these mindfulness exercises, practices, and reflections into your daily life and get in control and feel more confident, calm, and present. By progressing through the pocketbook, you will develop mindful ways of thinking and doing that will benefit a wide range of situations in your personal, social, and work life.

Slow down, take a deep breath, and take that step toward an easier and more manageable life. The Mindfulness Pocketbook will help you:

  • Move in the direction of greater calm, balance, and wellbeing
  • Increase your insight and awareness
  • Break free from unhelpful thoughts and thinking patterns, feel more confident, and have better self-esteem
  • Be more able to manage other people's demands, stress, anxiety, and worry

Experts increasingly recognise that developing mindfulness skills is an effective way to improve performance, reduce stress, enhance emotional intelligence, increase life satisfaction, and develop leadership skills. A mindful person consciously brings awareness to the here-and-now with openness, interest, and receptiveness. Mindfulness Pocketbook is the take-with-you guide to receptive, constructive thinking.

Introduction 1

1. Creating a Mindfulness Habit 4

2. Bringing Out Your Confidence 6

3. Carrying Yourself With Confidence 8

4. Developing Your Ability to ‘Read’ Others 10

5. Keeping on Top When the Pressure Is On 12

6. Using Your Breath 14

7. Managing Interruptions 16

8. Being Spiritually Aware 18

9. Listening Instead of Just Hearing 20

10. Having a Beginner’s Mind 22

11. Slowing Down 24

12. Gaining a Sense of Perspective 26

13. Finding a Way to Forgive 28

14. Taking Mouthfuls of Mindfulness 30

15. Acknowledging and Being Aware 32

16. Optimizing Your Time 34

17. Falling Asleep 36

18. Being Generous 38

19. Focusing Your Multi-Tasking 40

20. Tuning into Your Intuition 42

21. Asserting Yourself and Saying No 44

22. Accepting This is What It Is 46

23. Overcoming Cravings 48

24. Problem Solving with Creative Thinking 50

25. Letting Go of Worry and Anxiety 52

26. Making Small Talk 54

27. Making Balanced Decisions 56

28. Putting Jealousy Behind You 58

29. Spending Time with Positive People 60

30. Holding Back from Overeating 62

31. Being Non-Judgemental 64

32. Doing Work that Matches Your Values 66

33. Building Your Courage 68

34. Being Persuasive 70

35. Commuting: Taking It in Your Stride 72

36. Taking Control of Anger 74

37. Dealing with Rudeness 76

38. Understanding Where Your Food Comes From 78

39. Understanding That All Things Come and Go 80

40. Switching Off the Engine of Your Mind 82

41. Building Up Your Willpower 84

42. Practising Compassion 86

43. Meeting Deadlines 88

44. Having Patience in the Unfolding of Events 90

45. Managing Distractions 92

46. Being Thankful 94

47. Giving Compliments 96

48. Cooking and Connecting With Food 98

49. Banishing Boredom 100

50. Managing Moments of Loneliness 102

51. Performing Spontaneous Acts of Kindness 104

52. Focusing and Engaging Your Attention 106

53. Managing Change 108

54. Knowing When to Start Over 110

Conclusion 112

About the Author 113

“It has been a great introduction to mindfulness” (PR Week, March 2015)

"Mindfulness Pocketbook is a valuable tool with advice and exercises that will help you not only in your personal life but your business one as well" (Entrepreneur Middle East, October 2015)