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Take time out for mindfulness

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Increase your calm. Boost your focus. Be present in the moment.

Practicing mindfulness can help improve memory and reduce negative emotions. Make a moment mindful with these tips from SAIT’s Student Development and Counselling team.

Stop, look around Name five things you see, four things you feel, three things you hear, two things you smell, one thing you taste.

Observe Pick an object and slowly describe it in detail — colour, texture, shape.

Savour the flavour Use all five senses during your next snack. Focus on taste, texture, temperature.

Take a break Look up, look around and search for five colours. If you go for a walk, notice your feet as they hit the ground, count each step.

Breathe freely Try breathing in and thinking of one thing you’re thankful for. Then breathe out and exhale one worry.

👉 Check this out: Mindfulness exercises from TAO self-help and learn more about free self-help tools for students.


Student success is at the core of SAIT’s values, and mental health and well-being is vital to that success. Through collaborative action and an inclusive spirit of community support, SAIT’s Student Mental Health Strategy will foster a climate for learning that empowers our students to thrive.


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