Mindfulness is a very simple form of meditation that goes back thousands of years.
With meditation you are more able to be involved in the present moment and deal with burdensome feelings such as depression and anxiety. You come to realise that thoughts come and go, and you do not have to attach an action to each thought. Distressing feelings can be changed by shifting your awareness of a problem and dealing with it in a fresher way.
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When done regularly, meditation offers the following benefits:

  • Improves Your Ability To Cope With Pain & Difficulties
  • Gives More Insight Into Your Emotions
  • Helps With Stress & Addictive Behaviours
  • Helps With Confidence & Self-esteem
  • Helps With Insomnia
  • Boosts Attention & Concentration
  • Increases Your Energy & Enthusiasm For Life

Studies have shown that mindfulness can not only help with anxiety and depression, but positively affect brain patterns so that you can deal with any future issues in a more constructive way.


  • Find a place that is quiet and where you will not be disturbed by others or the phone.
  • Sit on the floor, or on a chair, with your back straight. Set a timer to 10 minutes.
  • Gently close your eyes.
  • Remain without moving till the timer rings.
  • Do nothing whatsoever! There are no tasks!

So, do not attempt to: “Calm the mind”, “Try to relax” “Keep attention on the breathing”, “Repeat a sound or Mantra”, “Remain focussed”, etc.

You cannot fail at meditation; as a well-known meditation teacher said: “Meditation is the Practice of Doing Nothing”.

Try and do this five days a week, increasing the meditation period by one minute a day until the length of time is right for you.