Here are some practices you can use in your daily life
Mantra is a sound, text or photo you focus on to concentrate your mind. See here examples of Mantra.
Mindfulness is a focus, you get when you are balanced. It is a deeper state of mind, we call presence.
The Meditations help you to relax and find peace, come to yourself, connect to your higher mind, it is good to start the day with a meditation.