Ten years ago, Dan Harris was filling in as an anchor on Good Morning America when he had a panic attack in front of millions. In his new book, he details his journey from his most embarrassing moment to finding a remedy to quiet his mind. The result? Dan became a reluctant convert to meditation.
While not a miracle cure, meditation can help wrestle your mind to the ground and quiet your inner voice that has you ruminating on the past or projecting into the future, he writes. The practice has countless benefits, from better health to increased focus and a deeper sense of calm.
Try meditation for five minutes a day as a start, Dan suggests. Sit comfortably. Focus on your breath. Every time your mind gets lost in thought (and it will), gently return to your breathing. “Everyone has five minutes, no matter how busy you are.
It won’t be easy, but neither is going to the gym.”