Be Still for Five Minutes


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Take the opportunity today to just be still for five minutes – Uninterrupted!

This is something most of us don’t do at all let alone often enough. If we just spent 5 minutes being still and quiet at least once a day we would find it helps our stress levels which will help our health and well being. It would help us focus on the tasks in hand which will allow us to be more productive – which will relieve stress. It will help us be more creative and in that state of mind we find we can problem solve more readily – and guess what… that will relieve stress.

Try it, and once you get the hang of finding 5 minutes each day, you will start looking for the opportunity to do it 2 times, 3 times or many many times each day.

 “When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have a big improvement in conditioning. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens—and when it happens, it lasts.” - by  John Wooden, one of the most successful coaches in the history of college basketball.


About the Author: Stuart Young writes his thoughts on his blog How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time. He  launched his book on this topic in May 2012 and has since helped people change their lives. Click here  to get your copy now!


  1. Elizabeth says:

    Wonderful post! I do a daily meditation practice… which is a bit longer. But spending time in quiet for just five minutes is a great way to quiet the rebuttals of “I don’t have time for meditation…” or it can be a nice way to get quick bursts of self-care in throughout a busy day! I love this idea and I agree… once you practice it; you will want to do it more and more throughout your day!

  2. AMS…you come through for me when i need an extra “talking too”, thank you my friend. ajm

  3. TKSoni says:

    Good Idea. I will try. Thanks

  4. Sharla says:

    Five minutes doesn’t seem like much time at all BUT it is the uninterrupted five minutes that is the kicker! Great post:>)

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