Set A Timer & Relax
Welcome to day 4 of the Meditate & Recalibrate challenge, powered by support from Compass One Healthcare.
The point of meditation is to either focus on one thought or mantra, or focus on nothing at all and just “be.” It’s not about how long you should meditate; it’s about slowing down and calming your mind.
Tonight give yourself permission to stop thinking for a set period of time. Choose 3 minutes or 5 minutes — whatever works for you — set a timer on your smartphone for that duration (be sure to set the alarm to a low sound that’s not too jarring, like a soft gong or chime). Then tune in and focus on your breathing.
If you start feeling like it's too long a time or too quiet? Focus on your counts with the 4-7-8 technique you tried earlier in the week, but until the timer dings, distractions can wait. If that doesn't work try a 3 or 5 minute guided meditation in the Headspace app.
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