How-To: 5-4-3-2-1 Meditation

A simple & quick meditation for grounding yourself in the present during times of stress or discomfort.




Before you begin, close your eyes.


Begin to settle your mind by focusing on your breath.


Now open your eyes and notice five things you can see.


Next, close your eyes and tune in to the sounds around you.


Can you detect four sounds?


Keep your eyes closed and sense for touch.


Can you feel three things, such as air on your face, your clothing, and your feet on the floor?


Now breathe slowly and notice what you smell.


Can you notice two smells?


Next, pay attention to the taste in your mouth.


What's one flavor that you taste?


And that's it!


How do you feel after you've used your senses for a minute or two?



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