One meditation technique you can employ at work is to set a timer on your phone to go off every hour. When you hear the ring of your timer, raise your gaze to the horizon and place your attention on your breath. Be present with both the physical sensation of your in-breath and your out-breath. After what feels like 30 seconds to one minute, reset your timer and return to work. Taking little moments like this throughout your day cuts through habitual patterns and brings you back into your body. Through this simple exercise you can learn to appreciate what is going on right now, as opposed to being lost in the past or future. —As told to Caroline Winter
• Rinzler is author of the best-selling The Buddha Walks Into a Bar … .