Five-Minute Meditation Routine

Are you feeling it?

Stressing out due to all the things you have to do over the holidays.  Stressing out because you need to get those loans closed by the end of the year.  Lots of stress knowing that you also have to plan your business for 2014.

So, what do you do about it?  An article that recently got my attention explained how you can relieve the stress in just 5 minutes a day. 

So, here’s the plan…

Minute One – Breathe deeply.  Sit in a straight-backed chair.  Feet flat on the ground.  Hands in your lap.  Close your eyes.  Inhale on the count of four and exhale on the count of six.

Minute Two – Tune In.  After you’ve completed the deep breathing exercise outlined in minute one, find your natural breathing pace.  Keep your eyes closed and tune into how your body feels.

Minute Three – Focus.  Focus on your breathing.  If random thoughts pop into your head, that’s okay, but try to get back to just focusing on your breathing.

Minute Four – Relax.  Open your eyes and sit there and breathe.

Minute Five – Be thankful.  While sitting there, think about something you are grateful for, and then gradually return your focus to tackling the rest of your day.

I know it’s hard to find 5 minutes to even go to the bathroom.  However, the next time you feel like throwing something across the room because someone got on your last nerve, give this a try.

The more consistently you do this, the easier it will become.  And it just may be the thing to  help you get back on track.

What do you do to meditate or de-stress?