Life here is all about slowing down and enjoying every moment. Discover your moment in time at West Cliff Mansions with these tried and tested mindfulness techniques:
Slow down and take in your surroundings. Leave your smartphone inside, sit outside and observe life. Watch the cars weave in and out of the streets, look for local landmarks, concentrate on the coastline; simply observing what’s around you is a fantastic way to pause and reset.
Breathing is probably the most natural and instinctive thing we do, but it’s also one of the things that is on autopilot and we rarely stop to think about it. But focusing on your breath can be a really effective way to slow down and appreciate the moment. Slowly inhale and exhale while placing one hand on your stomach and one hand on your chest.
Walking is one of the best ways to not only slow down and appreciate the moment, but also to appreciate the area you live in. West Cliff Mansions is ideally located for exploring Bournemouth on foot. Head to the clifftop, wander through the park and down to the beachfront, all the while focusing on your steps to heighten awareness and connection to the present moment.
Meditation looks different for everyone but if you are new to the practice there are a few apps that might be able to help you discover what’s right for you. Both Calm and Headspace are popular choices and take you through a number of guided meditations alongside sleep stories. Pop in your headphones and stroll along the beach for an added sense of relaxation.
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