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There’s an effective antidote to stress, and it doesn’t come in pill form. Meditation can have a positive effect on your entire life, promises mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe. The former Buddhist monk makes a convincing case for carving out just 10 minutes each day to quiet your mind and become wholly present. getAbstract recommends Puddicombe’s reflective talk to people seeking to reduce stress, regain focus, and become happier and healthier.


Can you remember the last time you spent 10 minutes doing nothing – not texting, reading, watching TV, worrying or planning, but simply doing nothing at all? Your mind is your body’s greatest tool. Through it, you experience the world and interact with others. It is the source of your thoughts, emotions, creativity and intelligence, yet most people don’t take the time to nurture it. Therefore, many become stressed, anxious and so distracted that they lose focus on what’s occurring in the moment. Life begins to pass them by. Everyone accepts this as normal, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

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About the Speaker

Andy Puddicombe is a former Buddhist monk. He co-founded Headspace, a meditation project.

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