Five Good Minutes: 100 Morning Practices to Help You Stay Calm and Focused All Day Long

Five Good Minutes: 100 Morning Practices to Help You Stay Calm and Focused All Day Long

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by Jeffrey Brantley
     
 

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The 100 simple practices found in Five Good Minutes® are designed to help even the busiest person start the day right. Using just five minutes of mindfulness, relaxation, or imagery techniques during their morning routines, readers can set their intentions and greet the day feeling calm, centered, and energized.



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Overview

The 100 simple practices found in Five Good Minutes® are designed to help even the busiest person start the day right. Using just five minutes of mindfulness, relaxation, or imagery techniques during their morning routines, readers can set their intentions and greet the day feeling calm, centered, and energized.



What difference can five minutes make in the crazy, nonstop course of a sixteen-hour day? For people feeling overwhelmed with responsibility, bored with the same tired routine, or frustrated about how to create meaning in their lives, a little time well spent can lead to extraordinary changes. This book shows readers how to dramatically improve their lives in just a few moments each day. The concept is powerfully simple: Readers take the time each morning to be fully present, to set a clear intention for themselves, and to really engage in any of 100 fun and easy-to-follow practices. Soon they will discover that amazing things can happen in just five minutes.



The book provides guided imagery, relaxation, mindfulness, and meditation practices-fun activities that relieve stress and create meaning and purpose in the reader's day. These practices help readers feel good, get motivated, and become inspired to change their lives for the better. Over time, these activities become guideposts readers will return to throughout the day, providing energy and inspiration when they need them most. In other words, the time readers of this book take for themselves in the morning might just be the five good minutes that change their lives.



Five Good Minutes is a trademark of New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572247307
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Series:
Five Good Minutes Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
1,071,321
File size:
354 KB

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Brantley, MD, is a consulting associate in the department of psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University, and the founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke Integrative Medicine. He has done multiple radio, television, and print media interviews regarding the MBSR program at Duke. He is author of Calming Your Anxious Mind and coauthor of Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind, Five Good Minutes, Five Good Minutes in the Evening, Five Good Minutes at Work, Five Good Minutes with the One You Love, and Five Good Minutes in Your Body.

Wendy Millstine, NC, is a freelance writer and certified holistic nutrition consultant who specializes in diet and stress reduction. With Jeffrey Brantley, she is coauthor of the Five Good Minutes® series, Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind, and True Belonging. Millstine is also coauthor of Calming the Rush of Panic. She lives in Santa Rosa, CA.

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Five Good Minutes: 100 Morning Practices to Help You Stay Calm and Focused All Day Long 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ChildHoodsHour00 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to use as quick openers for myself for the mornings and to give my mental health patients some quick easy ideas to relax in under a minute or less. Good for those who ordinarily find the whole meditation practice uncomfortable--this is a good way to begin to work that into a daily routine without it feeling artificial. Would be a good gift for any over-worked or underpaid person or professional.
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