With the sudden pause of every-day routine rooted by work, school or social responsibilities, it is inevitable that most of us have had more than enough time to think.
Quarantining is a physical health preventative measure, but it’s important that we keep our emotional and mental health in check. And with a lot more time now and days to think, this also opens up a lot more room to worry and stress.
Mindful meditation is a mental state that involves being fully focused on “the now” so you can acknowledge and accept your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment.
So whether you’re temporarily out of work or working from home, here are some simple steps to get you started. They are adapted from Full Catastrophe Living, 2nd edition, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic. And research shows it reduces stress and increases focus.
Meditate in 5 Easy Steps
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