Some meditation practices have an aspect to it that are specifically designed for using throughout the day. One such practice is the Art of Ascension, as taught by the Ishayas. You can use these effortless techniques to prevent stress from coming in. It is like a mindfulness practice that redirects the mind away from habitual and often damaging thoughts and brings awareness to the present moment. This practice also has a ‘closed-eyed’ meditation component, that when combined with the open eyed, allows us to further weaken the mental pathways that lead to fear and worry and increase the pathways of appreciation, gratitude and love. Even if you don’t have time for closed-eyed meditation, just doing the open-eyed alone will help greatly.