Do a 5-min meditation
Meditation practice is one of the ways how you can calm your mind, reduce stress, and increase self-awareness.
It can involve sitting quietly and breathing, repeating a mantra or word, or engaging in movement or visualization exercises. The goal of meditation is to train the mind to stay focused in the present moment and to cultivate a sense of inner peace and clarity. Regular meditation practice can have many benefits for mental and physical health, including reducing anxiety and depression, improving sleep, and increasing emotional resilience.
The simplest meditation technique is often called "breath awareness" or "mindfulness of breath". Here's how to practice it:
Find a quiet and comfortable place where you can sit or lie down without distractions.
Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to relax your body.
Bring your attention to your breath and focus on the sensation of air moving in and out of your nostrils or the rising and falling of your chest.
Try to keep your attention on your breath for as long as possible. When your mind starts to wander, simply notice the thought and bring your attention back to your breath.
Practice for a few minutes at a time and gradually increase the time as you become more comfortable.
The key to this simple meditation is to focus your attention on your breath and to notice when your mind starts to wander. By bringing your attention back to your breath each time your mind wanders, you can train your mind to stay focused in the present moment and cultivate a sense of calm and inner peace.