Brilliant things happen in calm minds. Give your mind a chance to rest from the overwhelming world. Just take the time to do nothing and be calm.

If we never give our minds a rest, is it any wonder that we start to get stressed out? You won't achieve brilliant things. Headspace is all about learning how to create the right conditions for the mind to become calm. It doesn’t require gongs, chimes or whale song, just a few minutes a day, and a rather lovely app.

With depression on the rise across all age groups, and stress now being a more than common occurrence in many people’s lives, it is safe to say that something about the way we are living is bringing us down. Due to reasons ranging from social media usage and technology at our fingertips to weaker community ties and excessive materialism, the reasons that many of us are feeling increasingly stressed and depressed are intricate and heavily intertwined.

Also listen to this guided sleep meditation to release worry.

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About the author 

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]