Start Your Day Off Right With These Calming 10-Minute Morning Meditations
I swear, sometimes I'm anxious before I even open my eyes in the morning. Do you ever feel that way? Like you've barely even realized you're awake before the stress and the racing thoughts come crashing in. For me, this makes it even harder to get out of bed; why get up and face my to -o list when I could scroll through Twitter and ignore my problems for another few minutes? Between the stress, the anxiety, and the procrastination, it's not really setting me up for a productive day.
If this all sounds familiar, you might consider adding meditation into your morning routine. This probably isn't the first time you've heard this recommendation, but take it from a former skeptic: a few minutes of meditating really does take a load off your mind in the morning, and the sense of calm and focus can linger throughout the rest of your day. Ahead, explore six calming guided meditations crafted specifically for the morning to help you wake up, get present, and set intentions to make the most of your day. The best part: none of them last longer than 10 minutes. Get comfy, hit play, and sink in.