Daily journaling and meditating have helped calm me down

Re-setting each day with these small habits since early January has helped me manage my anxiety during the shelter-in-place time.

Small habits and intention were two themes for me for the new decade in early January. I didn’t know at the time how even more valuable daily meditations and journaling would be now. Ten Percent Happier daily livestream meditation with Dan Harris has also been helpful to feel a sense of community. Even 5 minutes of closing my eyes and noting my body and breath calm my nerves and give me perspective to be grateful for humanity.

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Learn more or join us as a community member!
Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...


Little steps for big results

by Toby Hazlewood

What Mindfulness Means to Me

by AJ Goldstein

5 Reasons Why I Mediate

by Say Kubo

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.


We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.