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A New Year’s Guide to Daily(ish) Meditation

THE NEW YEAR is upon us, a time when many of us will inevitably go about making, and then abandoning, absurdly ambitious resolutions—to do more burpees, to homebrew kombucha, to easily reach ketosis or achieve a permanent in-box of zero.

Let me instead propose an eminently doable resolution: Try meditating for one minute on most days—for just one month.

Forming healthy habits is hard, and there’s a reason most of our resolutions ultimately go down in flames. We may be wired to fail. Evolution has bequeathed us a brain that optimizes for survival, not long-term health planning. Natural selection

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