Phase 2 – Meditate

April 18 – May 8

The next “happy habit” we’re building is the practice of meditation. If you’ve never meditated before, a simple breathing exercise is the best place to start.  And, even if you don’t have the ideal, quiet and calm location in which to add a meditation break to your work or school day, you can still focus your intention on developing greater connectedness to your inner life and thoughts simply by slowly, gently breathing in and out, keeping your focus on your breaths. At first, your mind will wander and you will gently bring your focus back to your breathing.  As you develop greater awareness of and focus on your breathing, you may want to attach statements or affirmations to each inhale and exhale.