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

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3.76  ·  Rating details ·  209 ratings  ·  28 reviews
The 100 simple practices found in Five Good Minutes® are designed to help even the busiest person start the day right. Using just five minutes of mindfulness, relaxation, or imagery techniques during their morning routines, readers can set their intentions and greet the day feeling calm, centered, and energized.

What difference can five minutes make in the crazy, nonstop co
Paperback, 248 pages
Published April 15th 2005 by New Harbinger Publications
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Heidi The Reader
Things have been stressful in my neck of the woods, so I picked up Five Good Minutes to help me cope. I'm in the fourth month of having my house on the market and my husband has been looking for employment for over a year. Yeah, I'm feeling it... Five Good Minutes is simple enough for beginners to the mindfulness/meditation practice and filled to the brim with suggestions for ways to focus in the morning and get your day off on the right foot. The best part of this book is that there is somethin ...more
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a very practical little book that you can put in your purse or backpack. I recommend it to everyone.
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to QueenAmidala28 by: Self-Help Book
This book is literally a LIST of 100 ways to calm yourself and bring a new perspective to every day. I Loved about 60% of the book. It was a nice reminder that all it takes is 5 MINUTES to breathe, think of someone else, think of yourself in this massive world and set an intention for creating happiness at that moment. I recommend this book to anyone who is "too busy" to do yoga or meditate. You will slowly create more time by using these suggestions. ...more
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: not-fiction
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
Nov 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
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.
May 08, 2010 is currently reading it
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.
Carielyn Mills
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
more like 10 things worded differently 100 times
Jo Skeffington-Debski
Enjoyed reading this. I think that there is something for everyone in it and doesn’t presume that all of it will apply to your life and what you are going through. I gleaned several practices to incorporate into my life. One of my favorites is the 5 finger peace. Thanks.
Cristian Marrero
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Good book of multiple exercises you can do for yourself or with a group of people.
Victoria Manning
This was a handy little book... just a quick inspiration to start the day... looked forward to reading each day’s entry...
Mr. Wright
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a book I am going to start practicing from soon.
Lucerithoo Znick
3.5 estrellas ⭐⭐⭐
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent meditation tool for busy lives.
Apr 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: self-help
Life is happening in this moment. It's good to be reminded of ways to practice mindfulness. ...more
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wonderful tips for people. All you need to do is spend just 5 minutes with one of these morning practices.
Dec 08, 2018 rated it liked it
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Carin Diaz M
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reference
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
Nesrin  Alshehany
مائة تمرين يساعدك على بداية يومك بنشاط و تركيز يستغرق كل واحد منها 5 دقائق فقط لا غير لتبدء بعدها النضال في معترك الحياة اليومية ومن شأن هذه التمارين أن تكسر الروتين وتمنحك الحيوية و القدرة على الأستمرار على حد قول الكاتب .
Linda Belmont
Jan 03, 2016 rated it did not like it
I thought this book would help with my morning meditations, but these are really obvious. I guess it would be helpful if you've never meditated before, but I've always wondered how you can meditate while reading a book? Not for me. ...more
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Jul 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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.
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a book I am going to start practicing from soon.
Jan 29, 2015 marked it as to-read
I haven't a clue how this works. Where do I get instructions? Do I have to pay and, if so, how much? ...more
Feb 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Bonnie, Ruthie, Martha, Mary Jean
Shelves: non-fiction
Great little meditation book for centering your morning and keeping your calm, and five minutes is easy to find.
Jun 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Gives great ideas - enjoying it.
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great intro to meditation

What a nice guide for beginning meditation. I'm just starting and love the 5 minute guidance. Perfect way to start the day.
Apr 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I've been doing one exercise a day, and it's great. I plan to continue. ...more
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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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