I read a good reminder post at http://vishwanath9.blogspot.com/2010/04/stress-management-strategies-natural.html regarding the simple benefits of meditation. Vishwantath states,
“Meditation has been proven to slow the breath, quiet the mind and produce more harmonious brain activity. It only takes about 15 minutes a day to achieve positive results. Focusing on the breath is one way to meditate. Simply giving attention to the in and out breath can help to calm the body and the emotions increasing natural health. Focusing on a word or mantra is another way to refocus the mind and cause it to become calm and peaceful. These exercises can be done at any time and in any setting that may prove stressful and only take a few moments.”
We sometimes get so involved with the hectic day to day activities and pressures of life that we forget the simple things we can do to help. Try the above exercise daily for a week. If your like me and others who have tried it, you will be less stressed and more relaxed.