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Take a Break With These Meditation Resources

Meditation is an umbrella term for achieving an intense level of focus. Humans have been meditating in various ways for thousands of years, and research suggests there’s good reason why. Meditation can increase concentration, reduce stress, reduce anxiety and depression, improve physical health and help us become more resilient in our personal and professional lives.

If you’d like to dip your toe into meditation, try one of the free resources below. Don’t be afraid to try a few different approaches — some methods might click with you better than others. If meditation intimidates you, try starting with guided imagery meditation or a physical form of meditation like yoga or tai chi.

Mantra Meditation

Create deep focus by continuously chanting or mentally repeating a word or phrase.

Guided Meditation

Create deep focus by using as many of your five senses as possible to anchor yourself in the moment.

Mindfulness Meditation

Create deep focus by increasing your awareness of the moment. This method of meditation usually involves focusing on your breath.

Physical Forms of Meditation

Check out this blog post and on-demand webinar for more practical steps HR pros can take to build resilience into work and life.