Have you thought about establishing a meditation practice, but haven’t because you feel you don’t have enough time? Meditation is an inexpensive, efficient, effective way to manage stress, especially if you are short on time and resources. If you establish a regular meditation practice, you will inherently learn coping skills that apply to stress management. Meditation teaches you to get in tune with and then how to control physical reactions to stress; this enables you to slow down your physical reactions to stress in real time when confronted with a high emotion situation. If you practice regularly enough, paying attention to your body’s sensations and feelings, you will learn how to resist the fight or flight adrenaline rush that comes with stressful situations. When you meditate, you process through existing stress. Your daily meditation session will flush your system of excess stress, keeping you free to handle your daily new obstacles with a fresh attitude. You’ll learn how to maintain perspective and find solutions. If you’ve meditated, you’ll be more emotionally prepared to find solutions and move on from past stress. Meditation helps you deal with stress so you can get a good night’s sleep. If you are relaxed, you can sleep better, which results in a healthier you. Meditation teaches you to live better. If you’ve been fortified by meditation, you’ll be empowered to deal with other people without creating drama. If you and your colleagues are all stressed, the chances for drama and conflict rises sharply, but if you are calm and serene, you can decrease the amount of drama at the workplace. Try using the loving kindness meditation practices or the acceptance mantras to establish a counternance that promotes peaceful interactions. Meditation is an easy to learn and easy to transport stress management tool. It could change your life.