Being mindful in the humdrum – 5 daily activities and how to be more present during them

Mindfulness is the active noticing of things within you in response to your surroundings. It is not just a meditative practice that you use when, say, you are in a stressful situation and you are noticing the adrenaline in your body, or when you are faced with a decision and are aware of the competing possibilities.

It is also something you can do during seemingly innocuous moments. This article lists 5 everyday activities, from driving your car to simply washing your hands, where practicing mindfulness can help make for a peaceful, happier existence throughout the day.