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The Key To A Happier Work Day? This 5 Minute Addition To Your Morning Routine

July 30, 2014 by Daniella
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People often ask me how I manage to stay so cool, calm and collected and while I would love to tell them I posses a super power, the answer is actually quite simple–meditation. Every morning I have a small breakfast, then I sit down for 10 minutes to meditate. Since I began meditating about a year ago I have noticed a change. Meditation is proven to lower stress and anxiety, promote focus and creativity and lead to happier feelings overall–it’s a no-brainer happy pill!  Just 5 minutes each day is enough and you don’t need to be a professional. To help get you started, I recommend beginning with a simple breathing meditation every day. Here’s how you do it:

1. Set time aside: To get into a good routine and train your body it is best to meditate at the same time each day. I like to meditate in the morning so that my day starts off relaxed.  During this time make sure there are no distractions such as TV, phone calls or loud noise. This is your 5 minutes.

2. Get in a comfortable sitting position: Find a mat or soft surface and sit with your legs crossed.  I usually place my hands on each lap with palms facing up. You want to be as comfortable as possible, so grab a cushion or blanket if you need one.

3. Set an alarm clock or use a meditation app: Once you’re comfotable, set a gentle alarm so that you aren’t checking the time. You can also use guided meditations that are easy to find online or in an app. There are hundreds, so try a few and see which ones you like best. The apps will guide you, keep time  and some even offer some words of wisdom each day.

4. Focus on your breathing or on a word: To get started with the actual meditation, close your eyes and follow the instructions of an app if you decide to use one or simply focus on your breathing in and out. Don’t get frustrated if your mind wanders, just continue to refocus on your breathing. Remember, no judgment if you think you can’t focus–just relax and go back to concentrating on your breathing each time. Down the line you can also form your own mantra or special word and repeat that word over and over.

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