Mindfulness and meditation can help you focus and relieve anxiety and stress. Here are a few simple ways you can get started using mindfulness and meditation.
Carve Out Time
Many people like to practice meditation first thing in the morning, before going to bed or both. If there is
better time in your schedule, use whatever works best. Start with only 5 minutes of meditation and
increase your time as you get used practicing. Set a timer so that you won’t be distracted by how long you
have been meditating.
Choose a place that will have few distractions. Go into your room or find a quiet place outside. Sit
comfortably, but upright giving attention to your posture.
As you begin meditating many people like to focus on their breathing. Take deep breaths and focus on the
air going in and out. Other people choose to repeat a mantra. When you are worried about an upcoming
exam, repeating something such as “I can do this” in your mind will help you have positive thoughts. Don’t
worry when your mind wanders. This happens to everyone. As soon as you notice that you have lost
focus, draw yourself back to your breath or your mantra. You may have to do this many times in just five
Find a Friend
Mindful suggests finding a buddy to practice with. When you and a friend are committed to meditating,
you will help each other to remember to spend time doing it each day. Mr. Test Prep offers an opportunity
to get together with others who are practicing mindfulness meditation once a week. With the
encouragement of others you can make this important tool a daily practice.
Remember that mindfulness meditation is a practice. You will get better at it each time you practice and
the more you practice the more you will experience positive benefits associated with mindfulness
meditation. Remember also that you can take it with you everywhere you go. If you are feeling anxious or
stressed while you are studying or during an exam, take a few moments to focus on your breathing or to
repeat you positive mantra. Doing this regularly can help clear your mind and relieve anxiety. To be
successful at mindfulness and meditation it helps to practice everyday!
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