Meditation, mindfulness, focus your breath, stay in the moment – all buzz words and instructions for helping us to stay calm in this chaotic modern world.
With research stating that multitasking is bad for your health and in fact, recent research has suggested that it can reduce an IQ level temporarily by 10 points, it is important to sit up and take notice. It won’t be surprising to find in a few years time that working, with the TV on and social media alerts pinging at you on your phone, is considered as bad for you as sugar.
But how do you do it? Staying in the moment, meditating and concentrating on your breath is a lot harder than it sounds. Anyone who has tried it will know that typically, after what seems like 30 minutes of meditation, after your mind wanders and you start wondering if you left the iron on, you will open your eyes and realise you’ve actually only been doing it for 2 minutes.
So, we have been looking for the best free tools to help you regain and reclaim your inner calm and we’ve found a great one. Headspace: Headspace is meditation made simple. Learn online, when you want, wherever you are, in just 10 minutes a day. There is even an app so you can take a 10 minute break in your day to stop and be guided through a moment of serenity.
Give it a go and let us know what you think.
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