Learn How a 5 Minute Meditation Can Help You Kick Your Bad Day to The Curb

Learn How a 5 Minute Meditation Can Help You Kick Your Bad Day to The Curb

It takes as little as 5 minutes of meditation a day to have a positive impact on your wellbeing, here's how...
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You may have heard about the benefits of meditation, and you may even have tried it before. But what if I told you that a 5 minute meditation could make all the difference in your day? And that you could be happier and more productive? 

The truth is that when we start to take care of ourselves, we are able to better serve others. The key is learning how to balance life's demands so both sides win!

Here’s a simple 5 minute meditation that you can practice today:

Do a body scan

  • Take a deep breath and focus on the sensations in your body.
  • Start at your feet and work up, slowly tuning into each part of your body.
  • Focus on the sensations and breathe deep into each body part

Notice the breath

Don't just notice your breath, but take it in and feel it moving through your body. Don't worry about controlling the breath or keeping it at a certain pace; just allow the natural ebb and flow of each inhale and exhale.

This is an excellent way to gain control over the day's events, because you won't have time to think about anything else when you're doing this meditation!

Just breathe

Breathing is the easiest, and most accessible form of meditation. It takes only a few minutes to do it, and all you need is yourself. Let's get started:

  • Sit down in a comfortable position with your back straight and your feet firmly planted on the floor.
  • Close your eyes and focus on breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth (or whatever feels most natural).
  • Try not to judge or analyze what comes up while doing this - just notice without judgment as if what's happening is happening to someone else who isn't you.

Witness your thoughts come and go

It's important to remember that you're not controlling your thoughts. You don't want to try and stop them, or make them go away, or make them come back. Just sit and watch them come into your mind and then drift away. This can be an incredibly difficult thing to do at first, but it will get easier with practice.

Visualize your goals

As you sit in a comfortable chair, close your eyes and imagine what it would look like if all of your goals were achieved. 

What does it feel like? What do you see? What do people say to you? How do they treat you? Imagine yourself having the life of your dreams and how great that feels.

Practice gratitude

Here’s the thing, when you practice gratitude, you don’t have to go on some epic journey or make huge life changes. All you have to do is take a few minutes out of your day and be thankful for what you already have.

If that sounds too easy, there are a few reasons why it works so well. First of all, it's scientifically proven that being grateful leads to increased happiness - and who doesn't want more of that?

It also helps people feel less stressed and anxious because they know they've got something good going for them in the first place. And one more thing, gratitude is contagious! When someone around us shows appreciation for something small or big, we're likely to follow suit and show our appreciation too (because humans are social creatures).

Meditation isn't as hard as it looks, and you can do it in 5 minutes or less!

Meditation is a great way to relax and focus your mind. It's also a great way to practice self-care, self-love, and self-acceptance. It is one of the best ways to reset your mind and let go of stress. It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from; anyone can benefit from a daily meditation practice.