Don't have 20 minutes to meditate? Been there. Don't have your favorite meditation cushion handy? Been there. Don't have … been there.
But for all of the reasons to not, there is always at least one good reason to do.
So within the 1440 minutes in a day, I can always find one of those precious minutes to do my favorite one-minute meditation. The method is simple: we can release the mental chatter by feeling what's going on, right now, in the body.
Have a minute? Try it out! You can even do this standing, with your eyes open, on a public bus.
As you put this bite-size one-minute mindfulness into practice amidst your busy life, try starting to decrease (yes decrease) the time. From one minute to 30 seconds, to 15 seconds, all the way down to a single breath. What you will find is within a single breath, and a whole lot of intention, you can bring yourself back to your center anytime, anywhere.
Meditation nourishes the mind like food nourishes the body.
Here's a video of a health scare that showed me the importance of staying mindful, present and aware of my breathing.
If you are looking to add a little more Mindfulness into your life or just want to understand the benefits of meditation to cope with anxiety, fear, depression and a myriad of other ailments, consider taking our 30 Days of Mindfulness Challenge. It has changed the lives of thousands already. It has completely changed mine. We know it will change yours.
But in a pinch… nothing works like this: