Activity Summary: Interpreting is a process full of demands. Effectively managing stress is an importance skill for maintaining focus and composure. This activity is a series of practices you can use to develop your own mindfulness.
Developed by Doug Bowen-Bailey
Competencies Addressed: Composure, Appearance & Health
Time Required for Activity: 5 – 20 mins
To maintain composure while interpreting.
Read Article on “6 Mindfulness Activities You Can Try Today”
This author is written by Alfred James.
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In the article, Alfred James describes 6 activities:
- Mindful breathing
- Mindful observation
- Mindful awareness
- Mindful listening
- Mindful immersion
- Mindful appreciation
Select one of these activities and practice it. If you are interested in assessing its effectiveness, try taking your pulse before and after the activity. See what difference you note in your physical, emotional, and mental states before and after as well.
Practicing these activities in non-stressful moments will allow you to draw on them during more stressful moments such as a challenging interpreting assignment.