MENTAL HEALTH: Five-Minute Meditation For Anxiety

You need only five-minutes to center yourself when feeling overwhelmed.A licensed therapist,Julia Bartz, offers this quick remedy to ease your anxiety and calm the nerves. You will need your phone for this exercise.

Spend two minutes listing everything that you are feeling at the moment -- emotionally as well as physically. Write down the muscle aches and the nagging itch. Are you hungry? Angry? List exactly how you feel. Identify each emotion.

Draw a circle and create a pie chart. Spend two minutes assigning a slice to each emotion. A larger slice for ones that weigh you down. Smaller slices for the piddling aches.

In the final minute of this five-minute exercise, write an action that you can take today to address the most important issues. (Medium)