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5-Minute Morning Meditation: How to Start Your Day Right

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By Ryan Tedder |  Published

If you’re rushing through your mornings, feeling stressed and pulled in different directions, it might be time to transform your daily routine with a simple yet powerful practice: the 5-Minute Morning Meditation. Taking just a few minutes each morning to centre yourself, reduce stress, and improve mental resilience can make all the difference and set you up for the day. In this article, we'll look into what this practice involves and give you the knowledge and motivation to kickstart your day calmly and positively.

What is the 5-minute morning meditation?

The 5-minute morning meditation is a simple mindfulness practice that anyone can use to start their day with calm and focus. Perfect for anyone with a hectic early morning schedule, the process involves setting aside just a few minutes each morning to improve your mental well-being and create a positive mindset. 

With controlled breathing, mindful awareness, and setting intentions for the day ahead, a few minutes will help reduce stress, improve your mood and concentration, and offer you a more productive and fulfilling day.

What should you do in a 5-minute morning meditation?

A 5-minute morning meditation will focus on breathing to help improve your mind, body, and energy to set you up for the day ahead. Start by finding a quiet, relaxed space free from noise. Wear loose, slouchy clothing, sit comfortably, set your timer, and close your eyes to minimise distractions from your surroundings. Then, follow these steps:

Step 1 - Focused breathing

Start by taking 6 or 7 deep, slow breaths to relax your mind and body. Focus on your breath as air enters and exits your nostrils or your chest rises and falls. This focus helps connect your awareness to the present moment.

Step 2 - Mindful breathing

Continue to breathe naturally, but maintain your focus on the sensation of your breathing while being mindful of the thoughts, feelings, and sensations you experience. If you get distracted, gently refocus on your breathing.

Step 3 - Positive intentions

During meditation, set positive intentions for your day ahead. These could be specific goals or just a wish for a productive day. If you notice any negative thoughts or fears, acknowledge them before returning focus to your breathing and positive intentions.

Step 4 - Finish up

When your 5-minute timer goes off, take several deep breaths and gently open your eyes. Sit quietly for a moment and reflect on your sense of calm. Before getting up and starting your day, express gratitude for the session and the opportunity it’s provided.

Remember, consistency is key with morning meditation. These 5 minutes each morning can significantly impact your overall well-being and productivity. But over time, you could extend your 5-minute morning meditation session to go deeper into mindfulness and relaxation.

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Don't forget, drinking water can also be helpful before your meditation session, especially if you wake up dehydrated. While hydrating and getting your body started in the morning, water can also help you feel more comfortable during your session while allowing you to focus. 

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