Mindfulness meditation reduces stress in about 10 minutes
This article will teach you a basic mindful meditation exercise to help you reduce stress. It’s ideal for people who are brand new to mindfulness and have no experience with yoga, meditation, or any such practice. It takes about 15 minutes and it’s great to do at any time of day. You can use it:
Before you start, find a place that’s quiet, comfortable, and as free from distractions as possible. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes, make sure you’re not hungry or thirsty and don’t forget to go to the bathroom first.
How to Do It
Follow these basic steps for optimal results:
Reduce Your Stress with Mindfulness
Now, that wasn’t so hard was it?
If you made it to the end, kudos to you. You’ve just learned a technique that’s scientifically proven to lower cortisol levels meaning reduce stress and it only took you about 10 minutes. If you found it difficult, don’t worry: you can practice. What matters is that you did it.
The truth is there are very few people who can keep their mind focused completely on their breathing for the full 10 breaths even the most experienced meditators have to call their minds back once or twice during this exercise. If you spent the entire time calling your mind back to your breath and reminding yourself to work on seeing the numbers in your mind, then double kudos to you. You stuck to it, and you took an important first step in using mindful meditation to reduce stress.
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