There have been many times I have been stuck on a problem or not sure what direction I need to take with a current project.  These are the times that I need to dig deep and figure out what is standing in my way.  Why am I stuck or not sure?  I think we all feel this way sometimes.  We are overwhelmed with everything around us.  I found that this is the time I need to take a quick meditation break.

  1. I sit comfortably.
  2. Close my eyes.
  3. I make no effort to control the breath; I simply breathe naturally.
  4. I focus my attention on the breath and on how my body moves with each inhalation and exhalation.  I make no effort to control my breath.  If my mind wanders, I simply return your focus back to my breath.

I maintain this meditation practice for 2–3 minutes.  If you have the time you may go longer.

I have found when I do this, my subconscious mind seems to be able to relax enough to figure  out my problem or calm myself to handle any pressure being thrown my way.  What do you do to get you through those times when you are stressed and can not seem to focus?

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