When life is busy and you can’t find time to yourself to meditate, there are a few questions you can ask yourself, wherever you are, to bring a sense of mindful awareness to your day. In this video, Deepak Chopra, M.D., outlines three questions that will help guide your headspace into a calm, nonreactive place—almost as if you spent 30 minutes meditating.

Build your meditation practice in 2016! Learn more about Sonima’s 10-Day Meditation Challenge here.