to try mindfulness (a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations; also used as a therapeutic technique)? Try this for 10 minutes a day initially, and work up from there: Sit quietly, close your eyes, and focus on your breathing. Say a word such as ‘peace’ or ‘one’ each time you exhale. Don’t worry about thoughts that come to mind; come back to them later, and repeat your word. This helps bring your attention back to the present. You may only be able to sustain this for a few moments as you begin, but with practice you’ll find yourself relaxing for longer periods.