I often teach mindfulness to the people I work with. People who are struggling with painful and distressing symptoms find it a useful tool in helping them to cope.
Our brains are so complex and so busy and our thoughts can have a powerful physical affect on our bodies. Remembering a stressful incident at work can raise your blood pressure, thinking about the presentation we have to do in a months time can cause a surge in adrenaline. We have amazing brains. A picture of a delicious cake or juicy strawberries can make us salivate, a photograph can physically arouse us. But there are times when we need to quieten it down a bit. To have a rest from our thoughts. Mindfulness can help with that.
There are many great apps and podcasts to help you practice. I would recommend watching anything by Mark Williams on youtube. Try this video if you have spare hour.
If you want to start with something simple, try a mindful minute. You can do it whilst waiting for the kettle to boil. Please comment below and let me know how you got on.