James Corden takes up transcendental meditation
James Corden has taken up transcendental meditation.
The 'Late Late Show' host recently completed a four-day course on the mindfulness practise and now finds the time to do it every day because he finds it so "beneficial" for his wellbeing.
He said: “I have started doing transcendental meditation. I went to see a guy. I’d highly recommend it.
“You do a course, then at the end of it you have these tools where, every day, you give yourself 20 minutes of silence to let your thoughts be whatever they are, and I’ve found that very, very beneficial.
“I don’t consider it to be something particular to LA but I really enjoy it.
“Normally if I have a spare 20 minutes, I’ll be on my phone, I’ll be watching something, and that’s it — now I do this. It’s great.”
The 43-year-old presenter - who has Max, 11, Carey, seven, and four-year-old Charlotte with wife Julia - recently announced he will leave 'The Late Late Show' next year and though he acknowledged it would have been "easy" to stay, he's ready to push himself into a new challenge.
He told The Sun newspaper: “The easiest thing in the world would have been to just stay, take the money and continue on, but I sort of felt like ‘I wonder if there’s something else out there?’
“I just couldn’t shake the feeling that perhaps it was time. I want to spend more time with my family and I never wanted the show to feel like it had outstayed its welcome.
“We don’t really know where we are going to be or what we are going to do — that’s stuff we’ve got to figure out. But it will be nice to have some more flexibility, and it’s exciting.
“There are some things that I would like to write and I hope there will be other things for me to do. But we still have a year left in the US and I want to make it the best one yet.”
James is keen to do another talk show one day but it won't be his next job.
He said: "I would be open to hosting another talk show at some point though, because I really love doing it.
“But I sort of feel like right now it would be odd to leave this show, and try and do something similar somewhere else.”