Why You Should Meditate Every Morning

This ancient practice can help you lead a calmer and more organized life.

Why You Should Meditate Every Morning

Whether you’re looking for ways to de-stress and find balance in your life or simply searching for clarity and direction, meditation, or the act of focusing and training the mind, can help you achieve your goals. Meditation can be done individually or practiced with a group and can refer to various practices, including guided (visual) meditation, fire meditation, mantra meditation, and yoga, making its benefits wide-ranging. See how you can potentially benefit from this mental and physical exercise.

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Establish a Routine

Meditating each morning is a simple way to set a positive tone for the rest of your day. Allot a short, achievable amount of time to your meditation practice — even five minutes can have a profound impact. Dr. Mehran Attari, a cardiologist and professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, recommends scheduling time each morning “to remind yourself that this present moment is the only time and opportunity that you get to make a difference. Carry that thought with you as you start the day.”

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