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They say that getting divorced and moving house are two of the most stressful things that anyone can go through – but there are ways you can help yourself when sorting out removals to Belgium or elsewhere.

You may have heard of mindfulness in passing before. It’s one of the new buzzwords for health and wellbeing that have been bandied about for the last couple of months. Quite simply, it’s a way of anchoring yourself to the present moment so that whatever is worrying you or stressing you out is cleared from your mind, allowing you to relax and reduce any feelings of anger, anxiety and so on.

There are a number of techniques you can employ to help you focus on the present a lot more and, rather like yoga, a lot of them come down to your breath and breathing exercises.

If you feel as though moving day is starting to get on top of you a little, why don’t you do a simple one-minute breathing exercise by breathing in and out slowly and holding your breath for the count of six. Breathe out slowly and as your mind wanders (which it naturally will) just bring your focus back to your breath.

Think about how it feels going in through your nose and the rise and fall of your chest as you do it. You’ll soon find that you’ve calmed down and are better able to tackle the problems that lie ahead of you. It’s true what they say – worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it won’t get you anywhere. Mindfulness can really help you tackle life head on.