Whether first thing in the morning, during your lunch break or before bed every night, meditation should definitely be a part of your daily routine. Meditating is not only good for your mental health, but it’s been shown to positively impact your physical health as well.
Now I know some of you may be thinking, “I don’t have time to meditate!” But trust me: you do. Just take 10 minutes out of each day to do it. Here’s how to get started.
First, get into a position that’s comfortable for you, either sitting up straight or laying down, in a quiet space.
Next, focus on deep breaths. This is extremely important when you’re meditating. You should also try to clear your head by focusing on the present; don’t think about what went wrong that day or how many things you have to do. Once your mind is clear, focus on relaxing each muscle in your body. Now you’re ready to meditate.
If you’re not sure how to guide your own meditation, you can easily find a 10-minute guided meditations on YouTube–there are a ton.