For all of you who have an iPhone know how quickly your battery will run out if you have a lot of apps running in the background. Your life works in a very similar way. The more your mind is wandering and the more things you are stressing about (sometimes without knowing about it), the faster your own batteries are going to run out and it’s going to leave you tired and sometimes unhappy. Mediation can be a very helpful tool to help charge our “batteries”, and in helping us cope with life’s stressful situations.
This week’s goal is to quite your mind for 5 minutes a day (work it up to 10 minutes). An easy technique is to focus on your breathing. If you find your mind start wandering you can say “in” as you breathe in, and “out” as you breathe out.