You don't have to spend a month meditating to enjoy the benefits of mindfulness.
New research has found that short intervals of practicing mindfulness -- even as brief as 10 minutes each day -- can cause "really profound changes" in the brain, according to author Maria Konnikova, who examined memory and creativity in the book "Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes."
As Konnikova recently wrote in the New Yorker, achieving mindfulness can be just as easy as "10-Minute Abs." Faithfully practicing mindfulness for 10 minutes each day will sharpen your brain, but Konnikova warns that it's equally important to keep up the routine even after you feel the benefits.
"You're going to lose your mindfulness abs if you stop practicing," she said.
Learn more about the benefits of 10 minutes of daily mindfulness each day in the video above.
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