Video: All It Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes

“The present moment is so underrated. It sounds so ordinary, and yet we spend so little time in the present moment, that it is anything but ordinary,” Andy Puddicombe said in his 2012 TED talk. “A research paper that came out of Harvard just recently said that on average, our minds are lost in thought almost 47 percent of the time … At the same time, this sort of constant mind wandering is also a direct cause of unhappiness…

…To spend almost half of our life lost in thought and potentially quite unhappy kind of seems tragic actually. Especially when there’s something we can do about it.”

Meditation is that something. It’s a scientifically proven technique that can make our mind healthier and less distracted. And in this video, mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe explains how it only takes 10 minutes a day to positively impact our entire life.

“You don’t have to burn any incense, and you definitely don’t have to sit on the floor. All you have to do is to take 10 minutes out a day to step back, to familiarize yourself with the present moment so that you get to experience a greater sense of focus, calm and clarity in your life.”

Speaking of 10 minutes, this video is just shy of the 10-minute mark and very much worth the investment.

Melissa Eisler

Melissa Eisler is an ICF Certified Leadership and Executive Coach, certified meditation and yoga instructor, and author. She created Mindful Minutes to offer practical, relatable anecdotes and tips on how to bring mindfulness into the busyness of the digital age. Her intention is to share what she learns about overcoming her own challenges with meditation, mindfulness, and life balance while maintaining a challenging schedule and career. Learn more about Melissa here.


  1. Arch on February 17, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Nice post, Melissa! Andy’s meditation app, Headspace, is a fantastic tool to add to one’s self-care package.


    • Melissa Eisler on February 18, 2018 at 10:49 am

      Thanks, Arch! Nice to hear from you! I agree, Headspace is great!

  2. Mindful user on October 6, 2023 at 6:57 am


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