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Meditation is a practice that helps people relax and be more aware of their thoughts and feelings. It can be done by focusing on a single thing, like your breath, a sound, or a mantra. To meditate, you sit still and clear your mind, letting go of any thoughts that come up. An example of meditation is when you take a few minutes out of your day to sit quietly and focus on your breath. You can close your eyes if you’d like and count your breaths or say a mantra to help you focus. As thoughts come up, you can acknowledge them and then let them go. Meditation has been proven to reduce stress, improve focus, and even help people sleep better. Studies have also shown that regular meditation can help people feel more connected to their emotions and be more mindful in their everyday life. An analogy for meditation is like taking a “time out.” Just like a time out can help a child relax and think about what they did wrong, meditation can help us relax and think about our thoughts and feelings. Fun fact: Did you know that meditating for just 10 minutes a day can reduce anxiety and help you feel calmer?