BE MINDFUL AND REACT LESS
The more we practice being mindful, the less reactive we tend to be. “Practising mindfulness makes us calmer and less reactive, and therefore less prone to taking offence, to anger or to defensiveness,” says Ulbrick, who explains that little daily rituals remind us to turn the tide around away from busyness, stress and lack of presence towards increased capacity to be present.
Practise being mindful in daily life — eating, showering, cooking, gardening or walking, she advises. Try using an app such as Smiling Mind or Headspace to help with meditation.