You don't need an app or special training to practice mindfulness. Cancer Institute Australia has come up with a simple way to better appreciate the small things in life.
Hold the cup in both hands.
Focus your attention on the warmth and shape of the cup.
Bringing your face close to the cup, take a really deep breath. What can you smell?
Notice the sensation of the steam on your face.
Place your lip on the edge of the cup but don’t take a sip. How does the cup feel against your lip?
Now take a small sip, don’t swallow. Hold the liquid in your mouth for at least 30 seconds and focus on the taste - sweetness, bitterness and any sensations - smooth, creamy, hot and then cooling to the temperature of your mouth. Notice how the liquid moves around your mouth.