Having a healthy mind is just as important as having a healthy body. The same way we routinely exercise our bodies should be the same way we routinely practice some kind of mindfulness, that is, bringing ourselves back into the present moment, admiring it and appreciating it for all that it is. Often unbeknown to us, we spend so much time with our minds in the future or in the past, we miss the most beautiful moment of all, the present.
Meditation is one form of mindfulness, recognized widely for its ability to tackle the chaotic mind, bring about calmness, and help relieve symptoms of stress, anxiety, and even depression. In a world that demands so much of the conscious mind, tapping into the subconscious mind is like finding true refuge in the here and now, simply by closing your eyes and listening to your breath. It can really be that simple.
Here are five ways to practice daily meditation while traveling, which will help you relish and appreciate those extraordinary moments of adventure that truly make you feel alive.