Meditation has a significant effect on stress management. It can build resilience over time but it can also help you feel more centred in minutes. 5 minutes a day will do the trick. It’s all I have and it works. Of course 45 minutes woudld be better. An hour in a spa woud be ideal but what’s a bust mum to do?
Regular practice is important. If you want to develop a regular habit it’s easier to hang it onto something you do already. Trust me on this one – it’s psychologically proven. My students are probably sick of me telling them that they shouls learn quotes while brushing their teeth.
One of my regular early morning habits is making coffee. I do it every day, rain or shine. So I bought myself one of these stove-top coffee pots and while the coffee’s brewing – and it helpfully makes a gentle percolating sound – I meditate.
5 minutes to get centred before the day kicks off and a delicious cup of coffee at the end of it.