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Please indicate how often each statement applies to you generally in daily life.

When I am tense, I notice where the tension is located in my body.

I notice when I am uncomfortable in my body.

I notice where in my body I am comfortable.

I notice changes in my breathing, such as whether it slows down or speeds up.

I can pay attention to my breath without being distracted by things happening around me.

I can maintain awareness of my inner bodily sensations even when there is a lot going on around me.

When I am in conversation with someone, I can pay attention to my posture.

I can return awareness to my body if I am distracted.

I can refocus my attention from thinking to sensing my body.

I can maintain awareness of my whole body even when a part of me is in pain or discomfort.

I am able to consciously focus on my body as a whole.

When I feel overwhelmed, I can find a calm place inside.

When I bring awareness to my body, I feel a sense of calm.

I can use my breath to reduce tension.

When I am caught up in thoughts, I can calm my mind by focusing on my body/breathing.

It seems I am “running on automatic” without much awareness of what I’m doing.

I run through activities without being really attentive to them.

I get so focused on the goal I want to achieve that I lose touch with what I am doing right now to get there.

I do jobs or tasks automatically, without being aware of what I’m doing.

I find myself doing things without paying attention.