Most of us lead hectic these days and often mums can themselves struggling to even get five minutes of peace to gather our thoughts and regroup.


And while we can’t help you lead a less busy life, we can give you five tips on how to find the calm in your day, in just one minute.


Whether you are at your desk or waiting in the car find 60 seconds to do one of these exercises a day, and you’ll instantly feel calmer.


1. One minute breathing

Wherever you are focus on your breathing for just one minute. Whether you are standing up or sitting down, breathe in through your nose, hold for six seconds and breathe out through your mouth. Concentrate on just your breaths and allow your mind to wander. Do this for 60 seconds before slowly letting yourself back into the world.


2. Concentrate on your surroundings

It is easy to let your mind become overwhelmed with things you have to do, but take one minute to focus on the present and you’ll instantly feel calmer. Wherever you are take a moment to focus on your body, on your eyes that allow you to read this article, on your hands in front of you, etc. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth as you focus on the here and now for one minute.



3. Get some air

If you are stuck in the house or at your desk take a minute to step outside and breathe in some fresh air. This simple trick can help to clear your head and prepare you for any tasks at hand.


4. Write down your to-do list

It is easy to become overwhelmed by an overloaded to-do list and you can feel stressed just trying to remember what you need to do. However, by simply grabbing a pen and a piece of paper and writing down what you need to do you will automatically feel a weight lift off your shoulders.


5. Close your eyes

Take one minute to simply close your eyes and breathe. Focusing on your inner self and allowing your mind to wander for just 60 seconds can help you feel instantly calmer.