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Psychology Today: How to Meditate Without a Formal Routine

In the latest blog post for Psychology Today, Qiang Xie shows us how to incorporate informal meditation practices into our daily routines.

Want to start or continue meditating but can’t find the time? Try an informal meditation practice! Our latest article for Psychology Today, written by Qiang Xie, provides helpful tips for you to get started.

Meditation can be broadly divided into two categories: formal and informal practices. Formal practice involves setting aside dedicated time for meditation, such as sitting quietly and focusing on your breath for 15 minutes. On the other hand, informal practice seamlessly integrates meditation into your everyday activities. This could mean paying attention to the sensations in your body while you walk or being fully present as you brush your teeth. We can navigate life’s challenges with greater resilience and ease by weaving meditation into everyday activities.


  • Informal practices provide an accessible way to harness the transformative benefits of meditation.
  • By weaving meditation into everyday activities, we can navigate life’s challenges with greater resilience.
  • Informal practice allows us to turn ordinary moments into opportunities for growth, connection, and presence.

You can start training your mind with the Healthy Minds Program App, freely available thanks to the generosity of our donors wherever you get your apps.

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