Why You Should Take a One-Minute Meditation Break

October 2, 2014

Career Advice

Whether you’re stressed out at work or stressed out about a job search, there’s one thing we can all agree on: sometimes we have to step away from the screen. Unfortunately for many of us that means we simply open a new browser and scroll through Facebook or Twitter. While these mindless acts are a welcoming break, they’re also not a productive or refreshing way to spend our break time. But what is?

If taking a 15-minute walk isn’t in the cards because of weather or time constraints, there might be something else you can turn to: a one-minute mediation break. Before you stop reading and decide that meditation isn’t for you, give it a shot. Right now. Really. Set a timer on your phone for one minute. Sit down. Close your eyes. Rest your hands in your lap. Focus on breathing. Ready? Go.

Is your one minute up? How do you feel? Recharged? Relaxed? Ready to tackle life again? At the very least, you’ll likely feel better than you did after a Facebook power session or a depressing news break. Your mind should feel cleared. If it’s not, you may want to up the mediation session to three minutes — or five. If you work in a loud office, try playing calming music through your headphones, heading to an empty meeting room, or even stepping outside briefly.

Read more about one-minute meditation over at Factor This!

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