This is my second interview with Dr. Jeff Brantley, and I love this new series of books entitled, “Five Good Minutes“. Jeff and his co-author, Wendy Millstine, have written a series of mini-books that provide anyone who is seeking to practice mindfulness anytime, anywhere, the opportunity to learn how to do it. You can pick up one of the series of the books and find valuable information, thoughts and practices to make your day more calm, relaxed and fulfilled.
We all know during these challenging times that we need to become more present and aware. “The Five Good Minutes” books are filled with 100 reminders and practices to do at work, with the one you love, in the morning, in the evening and with your body. The practices are so well thought out and easy to remember that it makes reading and having the books around as a reminder a great way to get yourself engaged in a practice of mindfulness.
I know that for a fact many of us just run all day long, then out of pure exhaustion just fall in bed and go to sleep. This not good for your sex life, and it certainly does not set you up for a positive dream state.
One of the recommendation is the “Five Good Minutes in the Evening” is to break the routine. Go for a leisurely walk or jog around you neighborhood. Take a hot bath, meditate, read a book, do something creative, start a new project. Whatever it is, break the routine.
Just before bed, breath and listen mindfully for about a minute. Set your intentions before going to bed and this will assist you in being more calm and most likely falling asleep quicker. The”Five Good Minute” books are filled with wonderful ideas, things to think about and practices. I highly recommend any one of the five books or all five to provide you with a well rounded opportunity to practice anywhere and anytime.
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