5 Weird Ways to Meditate
If you have a nightly glass of wine or beer to “take the edge off,” you can give this ritual even more stress-reducing oomph by choosing to consume your beverage mindfully. Feel the weight of the glass in your hands, breathe in the aroma before each sip, let the liquid sit in your mouth a moment before swallowing and notice the changes taking place in your body as you do. Stay with each sip, and don’t be surprised if you find you don’t need to chug the whole thing down to get a major shift in your stress levels.
Even if you don’t drink alcohol, you can apply the same approach to your coffee, tea, or other beverage of choice.