See all Meditation


Top articles

How to Meditate: Meditation 101 for Beginners

10 Science-Backed Benefits of Meditation

What is Meditation?

Mindful LivingSleep
CommunityFor Work

Already have an account?

Sign in


How to Reduce Overwhelm: The “Take 5” Exercise

You can use the Take 5 technique anytime you want to settle an overstimulated mind — it’s a sweet exhale for your brain and heart.

Mindfulness is a lot more than seated, eyes closed meditation.

Some mindfulness exercises can be done with your eyes open, while walking, or even with other people. In fact, mindfulness offers us an enormous treasure chest of tools and strategies to help untangle anxious feelings so we can access calm and mental clarity.

Today, let’s try one together. It’s called Take 5. Here’s how it works:

  1. Hold your left hand out. Put your right index finger on your wrist.
  2. Slide your finger up the thumb while inhaling through the nose.
  3. Slide your finger back down to the wrist, while exhaling through the month.
  4. Repeat these steps on your other 4 fingers. Or do both hands. Enjoy!

You can use Take 5 at work, before you open Facebook, after you open Facebook. Anytime you want to settle an overstimulated mind — it’s a sweet exhale for your brain and heart.

Try It For Yourself

Mindful Tip · 60 sec

"Take 5" Technique

A simple, tactile mindfulness practice to help you re-ground and reduce stress.

Play Now

Mindfulness is better with friends

Click below to invite a friend

Mindful Meditation Program for Beginners

How to Meditate

Join Mindfulness.com co-host Cory Muscara for a 10-day course to master the foundational principles of mindfulness and establish a realistic daily mindfulness practice that can easily integrate into your modern, busy life.

Email Missing

We couldn’t detect your email with the SSO provider you have selected.

Mindfulness Guarantee

We are here to make a positive impact on the world. We never want to sell you something that hasn’t helped you live a better life. That’s why if you’re unhappy with any purchase from us, you have 30 days to get a full refund and your money back.

If you subscribed to Mindfulness Plus+ and are unhappy with your purchase, please get in contact with us within the 30-day period and we’ll refund your purchase.

Learn more about our Mindfulness Guarantee.


Bring balance into your everyday life.

We believe in a world where everybody has access to the life-changing skills of mindfulness.

  • 2,000+ Guided Meditations
  • Daily Coaching
  • Sleep Content
  • Mindful Exercises
  • Mindful Radio
  • 10+ Courses from world-class teachers

Private Browsing

Added to your cart!


Thank you for joining us

Dive into the full library and enjoy all it has to offer!

Here’s your 7-day free trial

Get the full Mindfulness.com experience by entering your email below and we’ll send you an email to get you started.

You’ll pay $0 today to experience:

  • Over 1,800 meditations, sleep, calm music, nature scapes, and more
  • Daily mindfulness video meditations 365 days a year
  • 100’s of courses and tools to help manage anxiety, sleep, and stress
  • Expert guidance from our world-leading mindfulness teachers
  • 30-day Mindfulness guarantee: If you don’t love us, we’ll give you your money back
or continue with
By continuing, you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy.

Do you already have an account?


One membership to gain access to a world of premium mindfulness content created to help you live happier and stress less.

  • 2000+ Guided Meditations
  • Courses from world-class teachers
  • Resources for Stress + Anxiety
  • Breathing exercises, gratitude practices, relaxation techniques
  • Sleep meditations, playlists, stories
  • Mindful talks, podcasts, music, nature sounds