“Meditation is nothing but a window into your mind. The view is always changing but each time you meditate is like polishing the glass.”
Mindfulness is an attitude. Meditation is a practice.
In my experience breathing properly can help you feel invigorated and inspired. When we are worried or disturbed, breathing changes, becoming shorter and more shallow. That's your fight or flight response. When possible practice deep, relaxed breathing to counteract this fight or flight response. Become aware of the movement of air in and out of your nostrils and the movement of your chest and abdomen. Your breathing becomes longer, more relaxed and as a result slows your heart rate and calms your body and mind.
Basic Breathing Exercises
Sit quietly, eyes closed, listening to what is going on inside of you.
See your thoughts as if they were on a conveyor belt.
Consider your thoughts like clouds in the sky, coming and going.
No need to hold on or pay attention to them.
Beyond thoughts is stillness, the present moment where our real basic human nature is clear and pure.
Be mindful of your breathing when you become worried or fearful.