Learn more about your five senses

May is mental health awareness month. Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) has designed Mental Wellness for Students cards to promote mental health. Each card includes simple, practical tips that encourage students to engage and connect. Today’s card focuses on an activity that will help you practice mindfulness and provide the guidelines on practicing mindfulness quickly in any situation.

All you need to do is notice something you are experiencing with each of your five senses. Do this using the guide below spending about one minute for each sense.

  • Notice five things you can see.
  • Notice four things you can feel.
  • Notice three things you can hear.
  • Notice two things you can smell.
  • Notice one thing you can taste.