I'll take time to meditate
- something that is particularly important in a world full of daily stressors. Benefits include better focus, less anxiety, more creativity, better memory and more positive emotions.
There are a number of different techniques to help you access the benefits of meditation. Mindfulness meditation is where you focus on one specific thing, such as your breathing. Open-monitoring meditation is where you pay attention to all of the things happening around you — you simply notice
everything without reacting. Moving meditation such as yoga or tai-chi connect your breath and mindfulness to movement. Yoga, tai-chi, and body balance classes are available at the Sport and Aquatic Centre.
Just starting out? Start with just two minutes of meditation per day. Starting with a small habit sets you up for long term success. Or try a free app such as Headspace.