Meditation is one of the simplest methods you can use to reduce stress. It can be done almost any place and any time you have a few minutes to sit. It does not require special props or space — just you, your mind, and your breath.
One easy way to start meditating is to sing along with The Beatle’s song, “Let It Be.” Download it to your smartphone or tablet and plugin anytime to the wisdom of Paul McCartney:
use emotional freedom technique
connect with your inner being
learn to empathize with and root for yourself
respect your uniqueness and allow your authenticity
give yourself the space to feel your emotions
practice gratitude for yourself and your body
remember the common humanity you share with everyone
Benefits of mindfulness mediation
Understand Your Pain: Mental pain and anxiety are a background noise that can underlie much of what we do. Here’s a chance to see firsthand what’s causing it.
Lower Stress: There’s lots of evidence these days that excess stress causes lots of illnesses and makes other illnesses worse. Mindfulness decreases stress.
Connect Better: Ever find yourself staring blankly at a friend, lover, child, and you’ve no idea what they’re saying? Mindfulness helps you give them your full attention.
Improve Focus: It can be frustrating to have our mind stray off what we’re doing and be pulled in six directions. Meditation hones our innate ability to focus.
Reduce Brain Chatter The nattering, chattering voice in our head seems never to leave us alone. Isn’t it time we gave it a little break?