We are currently living a very different reality from the one we’re familiar with, and may be facing health, financial, and personal difficulties. This can stir up a lot of stressful, anxious, or bleak thoughts, particularly when the future is uncertain. Rather than trying to suppress or minimize these thoughts and feelings, it can helpful to sort through what is on your mind, and make room for positive thoughts as well.

Activity: Spend 15 minutes practicing this Quieting the Mind meditation before you go to sleep, or anytime you want help calm anxious, negative, or racing thoughts.


  • Helps reduce stress and anxiety
  • Improves sleep
  • Increases ability to focus
  • Promotes relaxation and calm

If you’d like to dramatically increase your likelihood of following through on this activity, answer these questions in writing or out loud to another person.

  • How and when will you do this activity?
  • What might get in the way—and how will you address these obstacles?
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