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Take a Mini Break from Work or Study

February 25, 2010

Even a few minutes is enough to relax and release tension. Our latest podcast episode, Mini Break from Work or Study, is a short meditation you can use when you have just a few minutes to spare. It guides you through a process that you can use anytime, even when you don’t have your mp3 player with you.

After you’ve done it a few times, your body will remember to use it to relax. Similar in length to the Deep Relaxation Meditation in our first podcast episode, this meditation has a different approach. You’ll be guided to let go of your work, stretch, take some deep breaths and do a quick body scan with tension release. I think you’ll be impressed with how much difference a little time away from work or studies can make.

If you can take a little time here and there to relax, it can make a big difference.┬áMaking it a habit to take breaks throughout the day can really reduce your stress. I have to remind myself to do this all the time. It’s so easy to get caught up in the sense of urgency about getting things done. You may feel you can’t afford to take the time, but you really can’t afford not to! When you take time off to “reset”, you’ll be able to accomplish a lot more. When you feel clear and relaxed, everything goes better!

Comments

8 Responses to “Take a Mini Break from Work or Study”

  1. Sarah on February 26th, 2010 9:18 am

    I love this podcast, but it’s frustrating to always have announcements at the beginning of meditations. Especially this episode, there’s a full minute of talking about iPhone apps…

  2. Mary on February 26th, 2010 9:48 am

    Thanks for the feedback, Sarah. We plan on taking that announcement off of the beginning of this episode in a couple weeks. We couldn’t think of any other way to reach people with this message (which is important for iPod Touch users with the app). So in the not too distant future you’ll have the meditation without the long announcement.

  3. Chodpa on March 14th, 2010 3:36 am

    Hi there, I thought I’d just add the obvious, that perhaps during work is one of the most important times of all to take min-breaks for meditation, as it’s a pretty tough call for half an hour of meditation in the evening to make up for 8 hours plus of continuous stress during the day! If you can take mini-breaks (I personally go to the toilet 2 or 3 times during the day, and sit there meditating for five minutes!) then the whole experience of work will likely be transformed, and meditation in the evening doesn’t have to so much of an antidote as instead a continuation.

    thanks for this meditation Mary

  4. Mary on March 14th, 2010 10:44 am

    Absolutely! Thank you so much for adding this comment on the seemingly obvious. I feel we need to be reminded over and over of the most basic things, and this is so well put. It’s great that you take those breaks everyday — what a difference that makes. You can get “reset” each time you do that.

    You are welcome for the meditation, Chodpa…

  5. David on April 29th, 2010 5:11 am

    Thank you so much for this. It’s a very handy tool for me to use, especially when work is as hectic as it has been lately! I also find this useful to put on in the car BEFORE work, after i park up 10 minutes early.

    Thanks again.

  6. Mary on April 29th, 2010 11:25 am

    You are welcome, David. So glad it’s helping. What a great idea to use it before work!

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