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Five Good Minutes: 100 Morning Practices to Help You Stay Calm and Focused All Day Long (Five Good Minutes)

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Feeling overwhelmed on a daily basis is no fun for anyone, but changing your mindset requires time that just doesn't exist. Or does it? Five Good Minutes claims time can be found, and backs up that claim with 100 simple exercises that help get your day off to a better start. Dr. Jeffrey Brantley (Calming Your Anxious Mind) has created easy ways of modifying things you alr ...more
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Published (first published April 15th 2005)
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Carina
Five Good Minutes: 100 morning practices to help you stay calm and focused all day long. This book is to energize out mind and body every morning.

I used it for the first two days since I bought it and already love the book. It encourages me to think positively or stir to that direction. I like that each section is short and simple. I can follow it through easily.

My favorite part is on that imaginary button that you make up in your mind. You turn it from stress to calm, you press it to relax you
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Kelli
Another great little book in the Five Good Minutes series, this was a wonderful book to start the year. It is like a yoga class and a mindfulness class in book form. With sections entitled Establishing Ease and Inner Relaxation, Peaceful Awareness and Connection, Relating to Yourself and Others, and Growing Wiser and Kinder, the book follows the same format as the others in the series: a quick thought to ponder and practice. The reflections are positive without being kooky. What's not to love? A ...more
Angie
I read one chapter of this every morning when I first wake up. Centering, relaxing, and other sorts of mental exercises to prepare you for the day and give you something good to return to throughout the day.
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
This book is composed of one hundred practices designed to be accomplished in the morning, that take only five minutes each, and that help one to be calm and relaxed throughout the day.
Reemooh
Jun 21, 2009 Reemooh rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all those who would like to have more insight into life
Very practical and very useful. It is just one of those books I've been looking for for a while. I've been practicing some of those excercises and it really proved its effectiveness.
Dann
May 08, 2010 Dann is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
This book contains some effective exercises for purging negative thoughts and becoming in the moment. Life is full of pleasent moments that we should enjoy more.
Emma
Apr 08, 2009 Emma rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Bonnie, Ruthie, Martha, Mary Jean
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Great little meditation book for centering your morning and keeping your calm, and five minutes is easy to find.
Colleen
I've been doing one exercise a day, and it's great. I plan to continue.
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Gives great ideas - enjoying it.
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Jeffrey Brantley, MD, DFAPA, has practiced mindfulness meditation for over thirty years, and his work in medicine and psychiatry has emphasized mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions to promote individual health and well-being. He is a founding faculty member of Duke Integrative Medicine, and founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke Integrative Medicine in 1998. Bran ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Five Good Minutes (6 books)
  • Five Good Minutes in the Evening: 100 Mindful Practices to Help You Unwind from the Day and Make the Most of Your Night
  • Five Good Minutes in Your Body: 100 Mindful Practices to Help You Accept Yourself and Feel at Home in Your Body
  • Five Good Minutes at Work: 100 Mindful Practices to Help You Relieve Stress and Bring Your Best to Work
  • Five Good Minutes with the One You Love: 100 Mindful Practices to Deepen and Renew Your Love Everyday
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Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear, and Panic Five Good Minutes in the Evening: 100 Mindful Practices to Help You Unwind from the Day and Make the Most of Your Night Five Good Minutes in Your Body: 100 Mindful Practices to Help You Accept Yourself and Feel at Home in Your Body Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind Five Good Minutes with the One You Love: 100 Mindful Practices to Deepen and Renew Your Love Everyday

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