X is for Xmas: mindfulness in nature

Tips for how to be mindful in nature, in turn improving physical and mental wellbeing

Winter dog walk

Present-wrapping, potato-peeling, dishwashing, in-law entertaining, turkey-basting, charade-playing, pudding-preparing, wine-mulling… Christmas can be hectic.

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For some, this festive frenzy adds to the charm, but there is often little time to pause and absorb the moments that make the day special.

Mindful Christmas
X is for Xmas: Mindfulness in Nature ©Lynn Hetzius
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This year, why not make it a mindful Christmas? Allow yourself a short period of solitude and silence at the start of the day, practise mindful eating and escape the cabin fever with a winter walk.

Christmas turkey recipe (Photo by: Viktoria Agureeva via Getty Images)