Vidya’s Thursday Tip

An easy way to stay focused while meditating

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My favorite way to meditate is to sit still for twenty minutes. But it is always tricky to keep my mind focused because obviously, my mind is wandering all over the place, across the world.

When this happens, using numbers as an anchor really helps. Instead of avoiding thinking, which is near impossible, numbers make it easier to focus as we redirect our thoughts.

So, while meditating, as you breathe, count slowly to 100 in your head. It is okay if your thoughts wander when you do this — bring them back gently to the counting.

Do this as often as you need to . . . eventually, your mind will calm down and become quieter.

Feel free to count your blessings, too.




To release anxiety and bring your focus back to the present moment.

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Practice Mindfulness!

Great advice — and you are thinking, who has the time? Here’s one you can practice on the go to release anxiety and bring your focus back to the present moment.

  • Pause.
  • Choose an object in your surroundings.
  • Focus on its shape and texture. This can be a candle, a flower vase, a rock, your bag, a leaf, anything.
  • Look at the object, eyes open or partially closed. Relax.
  • Notice its every minute detail — patterns, scratches, shape, texture.

This will keep your mind in the present moment and allow your body to unwind from any anxiety/tension you are experiencing.

When you feel calmer — get back to life.

Let go of grudges, be at peace.



Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles

Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles

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