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#MindfulHacks — So, Are You Now A Top Mindful Fish?

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Other pieces in this short series of #MindfulHacks to help you to become a Top Mindful Fish have also been available on Thoughts And Ideas on Medium.

And in previous instalments we’ve looked at what Mindfulness really means in practice — How it can help prepare and educate our children for their future — Improve business performance — & take you from being a good leader to being a really great one!

We’ve also looked at the brain and at all the cool science that back’s everything up, and in the latest and penultimate piece in this series, I shared my Top 8 Mindful Living Hacks as well.

Now this is the final piece in the series, but if you’ve been following then you’re very probably a Top Mindful Fish — Yes, that wee red one above, swimming out there in front!

And here’s a wee fun Quiz to find out how much you now know — So, fingers crossed and don’t worry, it’s multiple choice and the answers are given at the end — but no peaking before you start, OK!


Q.1 What is Mindfulness?

— a.) Learning to be nice to people? b.) Saying hello to the dishes before you wash them? c.) Noticing your own thoughts and feelings? d.) The doctrine of an evangelical life coach? e.) Waving Angel Cards?

Q.2 According to OFCOM figs. how many hours do adults in the UK spend on their phones, tablets or laptops each day?

— a.) 3? b.) 5? c.) 6? d.) 7? e.) 9?

Q.3 What qualities do you associate with Mindfulness practice?

— a.) Intelligence? b.) Understanding? c.) Curiosity? d.) Memory retention? e.) Compassion?

Q.4 According to recent clinical studies how many people admit to feeling ‘Unusually Tired’ following a night’s sleep?

— a.) 1-in-7? b.) 1-in-6? c.) 1-in-5? d.) 1-in-4? e.) 1-in-3?

Q.5 The Word Mindfulness is derived from which language, living or dead?

— a.) Hindi? b.) Ancient Greek? c.) Nepalese? d.) Pali? e.) Chinese?

Q.6 How many Brain’s do you have?

— a.) 1? b.) 2? c.) 3? d.) 4? e.) 5?

Q.7 What is atypically the estimated percentage range of visits to the GP that are stress related?

— a.) 10–25%? b.) 25–40%? c.) 45–60%? d.) 60–75%? e.) 75–90%?

Q.8 How much do stress-related absences from the workplace cost the UK economy every year?

— a.) 15 Billion? b.) 17 Billion? c.) 19 Billion? d.) 21 Billion? e.) 23 Billion?

Q.9 What particular bit of new technological kit has changed the way we see the Brain and our ability to measure the changes that result from daily Mindfulness practice?

— a.) Electron Microscope? b.) Hydron Collider? c.) Scanning Probe Microscope? d.) Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging? e.) A Tricorder?

Q.10 Daily Mindfulness workouts strengthen neural connections in the pre-frontal cortex. What is this area of the Brain primarily responsible for?

— a.) The flight or fight response? b.) Creativity? c.) Emotional self-regulation? d.) Language skills? e.) Spatial awareness?

Q.11 What will daily Mindfulness practice boost and strengthen?

— a.) Will power? b.) IQ c.) Vocabulary? d.) Creativity? e.) How long you can hold your breath?

Q.12 For how long and how often do you need to practice Mindfulness to see some measurable changes?

— a.) 60 minutes a day for 12 weeks? b.) 45 minutes a day for 15 weeks? c.) 30 minutes a day for 20 weeks? d.) 15 minutes a day for 24 weeks? e.) 5 minutes a day for 8 weeks?

Answers — Q.1 c — Q.2 e — Q.3 e — Q.4 c — Q.5 d — Q.6 c — Q.7 e — Q.8 e — Q.9 d — Q.10 c — Q.11 d — Q.12 e

So, Are You Now A Top Mindful Fish? [If you are please Tweet this and recommend this Quiz and the series as well]

If however you haven’t got as many right as you thought don’t worry, just dive into my book ‘Uncovering Mindfulness’ (updated 2nd Edition coming soon) which will tell you all there is to know about Mindfulness and how it can make a big difference in all areas of your life.

And thank you very much for dipping into the Mindful Pond!

About the author: Paul Mudd is the author of ‘Uncovering Mindfulness: In Search Of A Life More Meaningful’ available on; the ‘Coffee & A Cup of Mindfulness’ and the ‘Mindful Hacks For Mindful Living & Mindful Working’ series. He is also a Contributing Author to The Huffington Post and a Contributing Writer to Thrive Global. Through The Mudd Partnership he works with business leaders, organisations and individuals in support of change, leadership excellence, business growth, organisational and individual wellbeing and well doing, and introducing Mindfulness. He can be contacted at and you can follow the continuing journey on Twitter @Paul_Mudd.


Uncovering Mindfulness: In Search Of A Life More Meaningful

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