Create a meditation spot
Meditation relieves anxiety, pain, and depression by reducing the amount of the stress hormone cortisol in your bloodstream. Add meditation into your day by setting aside a time and place devoted to deep breathing and focus. Meditating a few minutes a day for a week or two can improve mood and stress levels.
HOW TO MEDITATE: SIMPLE MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS
This meditation exercise is an excellent introduction to meditation techniques.
Sit or lie comfortably.
Close your eyes.
Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally.
Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage, and belly. Simply focus your attention on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.
Maintain this meditation practice for two to three minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.