How to Achieve a Healthy Mind

To live a happy and abundant life in a world that is increasingly chaotic and unsure, you need to create a daily meditation practice. Even five minutes of meditation a day will bring huge benefits to your mental well-being in the long run.

If you wanted to develop a fit and healthy body, you would go to the gym four or five times a week and eat healthily, and in time your body will tone and you reap the rewards. Working on the mind through meditation is the same. 

• Go to a quiet room where there are no distractions and make yourself comfortable.

• Close your eyes and begin to breathe very slowly and deeply – in through your nose and out through your mouth. Make each circular breath long and deep, and clear away any thoughts, so your mind becomes still and quiet. 

• Don’t worry if you get the odd unwanted thought. Just centre your mind again and allow the thought to drift away. 

• Be in the here and now and accept everything as it is. Just enjoy being in stillness and presence.  

• Stay in this pleasant state for as long as you like, but even a few short minutes in the middle of a busy day will completely recharge you and help lower your stress levels. 

• When you have finished, you may find you get some fresh inspiration and creative solutions.

• Once you have practised this technique a few times, you can even focus on solving a specific problem or letting go of a particular stress while in this calm and detached state. When you do this, focus on one thing at a time and keep it simple. 

• It is also helpful to use meditation before you go to sleep, as it will relax you and clear your mind.

Glenn Harrold is one of the world’s most successful hypnotherapists. He has helped thousands, including many celebrities, in a 20-year career and has sold over 10 million hypnosis CDs, MP3 downloads and Apps.


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