Meditation’s value as a stress reliever and all around mood booster is impressive. Extensive research has proven that it can lower risk of depression, beat anxiety, and improve mental health. And it doesn’t take much. Studies show that people who practice mindful meditation (sitting quietly with your eyes closed and repeating a word or “mantra” over and over) for just 20 minutes a day has significant benefits.
If sitting and staring at your eyelids isn't for you, try moving through a couple of gentle yoga postures while you focus on your breathing.