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7 One-Minute Meditations to Silence Your Mind and Calm Your Day

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For most us, day-to-day life can be stressful.

To find a balance between the work we do and the life we want, we need to make time to slow down, relax, and spend a few moments in contemplation.

Here are seven mindful meditations to help our hearts find peace and balance.

1. When you’re struggling against obstacles.

Ask yourself whether those obstacles you are struggling with stem from your internal demons. Clear the thoughts that keep you struggling, and the stories you repeat to yourself that are harmful to you.

2. When you’re feeling low on courage.

Others have been fearful and have overcome their fears. Think and learn from them on how to move forward.

3. When you’re feeling stuck.

Imagine you’re in the center of a large room, surrounded by large objects. On the other side of the room is the project you must complete. Imagine yourself walking toward the project. As you get closer, your perspective shifts and you see it becoming smaller. Imagine breaking it down into small pieces, like a jigsaw puzzle. Evaluate each piece for its value and carry the most important piece back to place it the center of the room. Do this with each remaining piece until the pieces are all interconnected, and the project is complete.

4. When an answer is evading you.

It’s only in asking the powerful questions that we can find the answers, decisions, and choices. If answers are coming slowly, ask yourself whether you’ve been asking the right questions. Mediate on the choices you are making today and consider how they fit with your plans for the future.

5. When you feel like you’re failing.

Failure doesn’t feel good, but it often holds value in personal growth. Think about your past errors and failures. What what did you learn? How have they helped shape your life?

6. When you feel drawn into negativity.

When you feel off after encountering negative people and circumstances, you need to empty your mind, and observe your thoughts from a neutral place. Replace the negativity with positive thoughts.

7. When juggling becomes overwhelming.

Day-to-day demands keep us multitasking and maybe not managing as well as we want. Meditate on putting down the balls of demands without guilt and anxiety, and separating the balls that give you energy from those that drain your energy. Keep the ones that are helpful and energizing and leave the rest behind.

If you take a few moments each day to recharge and rejuvenate–you can clear your mind and have a calm day.

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