|A quiet room for meditation. Photo credit: Donatas Grinius|
Hugs and laughter are best shared with other people while gaining mastery over meditative mindfulness takes a long time to achieve. When you need to get away from a stressful situation and release some of that internal pressure, consider listening to soothing sounds, such as the rhythmic splashes and shushes that match the ebb and flow of the ocean's waves by the beach. Alternatively, listen to music that speaks of your deepest emotions, takes your mind to happier times in the past, and conjures visual memories of beautiful places you visited. Listen to your selected tracks through ear buds or headphones for clarity, noise filtering, and other digital enhancements to the audio output.