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Reader's Digest Logo By Lindsay Tigar of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 11: Before you roll your eyes at the thought, remember that meditation doesn't have to be a lengthy, drawn-out process to be effective. As Lillie Rosenthal, MD, explains, setting your intention for your day helps you connect your mind and body, allowing you to reset and reboot your central nervous system. 'Upon opening your eyes in the morning, instead of racing to put on the coffee, take a brief pause,' she recommends. 'Do some gentle breathing, breathing in for four counts in and breathing out for eight counts, taking in the 'good' and letting out 'negative' feelings.'

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Before you roll your eyes at the thought, remember that meditation doesn't have to be a lengthy, drawn-out process to be effective. As Lillie Rosenthal, MD, explains, setting your intention for your day helps you connect your mind and body, allowing you to reset and reboot your central nervous system. 'Upon opening your eyes in the morning, instead of racing to put on the coffee, take a brief pause,' she recommends. 'Do some gentle breathing, breathing in for four counts in and breathing out for eight counts, taking in the 'good' and letting out 'negative' feelings.'

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