Have you ever just had one of those moments where you felt like you needed the relaxation that meditation might offer but you either don’t have the time or you don’t have the mental energy to do it?
Well today I offer you a simple technique that contains much of the calming power of meditation without any of the drawbacks. You don’t need a lot of time (it only takes one minute!) and you don’t have to worry about the chatter you constantly find in you head when you sit down to meditate (this offers something to counteract that).
It’s called “Take 5,” but don’t let the name fool you. It doesn’t take 5 minutes—it only takes your five fingers and a moment of your attention.
To learn the technique, just watch the short video above and follow along with me.
Michael Stanwyck is the co-founder of The Whole Life Challenge, an idea that developed during his seven years as a coach and gym manager at CrossFit Los Angeles.
He graduated from UCLA with a BA in philosophy as well as a degree from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, and feels food is one of the most important parts of a life - it can nourish, heal, and bring people together.
Michael believes health and well-being are as much a state of mind as they are a state of the body, and when it comes to fitness, food, and life in general, he thinks slow is much better than fast (most of the time). Stopping regularly to examine things is the surest way to put down roots and grow.
He knows he will never be done with his own work, and believes the best thing you can do for your well-being starts with loving and working from what you’ve got right now.