I began this challenge on Monday and finished it on Friday. It was surprisingly helpful to do this for only 5 minutes a day. Between this and the 5 gratitudes a day practice, it was a very profound experience. I had never put this kind of pratice together with my work on climate change. The connection I made is that meditation can help with the feelings of hopelessness and grief that can sometimes come from spending so much time thinking about the future of our planet.
I think my mood was lighter this week. I also have read that meditation is good for a person's physical health. I think that these short periods of daily meditation will be something I try to incorporate into my life and see whether it helps me to be calmer and more effective in my life and in my work.