4 steps of meditation

Is 15 minutes of meditation enough?

A study in the Journal of Positive Psychology found that just 15 minutes of meditation a day can be enough to produce results . Though I initially found it hard to quiet my mind, especially in this highly anxiety-inducing time, things started getting easier after the first week.

Eight weeks is the standard recommendation for how long you should commit to meditation in order to see results. Many studies have found improvements in meditators after this length of time. However, you may find that you feel calm and centered even after a single meditation session.

To get the most out of your meditation practice, you should be aiming to meditate at least once a day . This doesn't need to be a lengthy or detailed practice, studies have shown that as little as five minutes each day can be beneficial.

Lots of successful people, from billionaire Ray Dalio to Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, swear by daily meditation. But in this new study, researchers found that listening to a guided meditation for just 20 minutes is enough to make an impact — even if you've never meditated before.