This focus takes about five minutes.

Count the steps off with your fingers if this helps.

It can help to regain a sense of perspective on days which are particularly chaotic. 


1 Concentrate on your breathing. 


2 Past: Think back about what has happened so far today. 


3 Present: What’s happening now, in this moment?

What feelings and thoughts are around?

What’s happening around me? 


4 Future: What’s planned for the rest of the day? 


5 Return to concentrating on your breathing.

Just listen to the in breath and the out breath.





(This is an edited excerpt from my book A Lawyer’s Guide to Wellbeing and Managing Stress published by ARK Group in 2015.)

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