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How 10 Minutes of Meditation A Day Can Change Your Life 

The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus.

In a world in which we are constantly on the run, working, learning, and trying to be the best version of ourselves that we can be, it can be very difficult to take a break and find a balance. Self-care is so important and taking some time out of your busy lives is essential in order to function well and be happy. Meditation is a great method that can be used to get your life back on track. 

The practice of meditation first originated in India. Meditation is a practice in which an individual uses a technique, such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity, to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm, and stable state. Meditation focuses on your breathing and on achieving a clean and clear state of mind. It is about letting thoughts and feelings come, not getting caught up in them, and then letting them go. Meditation is the practice of intentionally spending time with your breath. We need awareness to be able to deal and cope with our thoughts and feelings and life in general. Meditation creates the conditions for us to see things more clearly, feel calmer, and be content. It is an opportunity to take a break from the busy and chaotic world to achieve some rest, peace, and relaxation. 

Meditation is a great, simple, and easy technique that can be used to bring some stillness and calm into your life. It is a great coping mechanism that can be used to deal with stress and anxiety. It should be practiced on a daily basis in order to see and feel its full benefits and advantages. In my own life, I have always been very on and off about practicing meditation and implementing it into my daily routine. I am pretty good with keeping up with daily meditation for a few months, and then I suddenly stop and it’s always hard to get back on track and back into it. Meditation will help with lowering stress and anxiety, getting better and more sleep, and being more focused. One technique that can help you stick with meditation on a regular basis is to set a time to meditate in the day and stick to that time every single day. Dedicate those ten minutes to meditation and helping yourself feel more calm and more relaxed. 

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Headspace and Calm are great apps that can be used for meditation. They have guided meditations for a plethora of topics and they even have quick meditations for on-the-go. Everyone can benefit from implementing meditation into their daily lives. 

Meditation is both a skill and an experience that can positively impact your overall health and happiness. Try out meditation and implement it into your life so that you can be a healthier and happier you!

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Sravani Kaza

U Mass Amherst '25

Hi! I'm Sravani and I'm a student at UMass Amherst. As a shy and soft spoken person, I have always turned to writing in order to express my thoughts and feelings regarding various topics. I joined Her Campus in order to pursue my passion of writing and to share my ideas and thoughts with the world!!