If you are part of a military family, taking time for yourself, both physically and mentally, is important. Mindfulness meditation practices reduce stress, boost resilience and promote overall better health. If the thought of trying to fit something new into your daily routine seems overwhelming, these five tips may help:
- Start small: Start with five minutes and gradually increase the length of time as you feel more comfortable.
- Download an app: You don’t have to figure out how to meditate on your own. Many people find a guided mindfulness meditation practice helpful. The Mindfulness Coach mobile app is free and offers tips to take with you on the go.