- Unclutter your life
- Be prepared for rain
- Tickle a baby
- Pet a friendly dog/cat
- Don’t know all the answers
- Look for a silver lining
- Say something nice to someone
- Teach a kid to fly a kite
- Walk in the rain
How Meditating Can Ease Anxiety
The fast-paced, hectic world we live with an unhealthy amount of stress. Stress develops into, or manifests itself as, worries and fears, leading to feelings of anxiety. Have you fallen into this frustrating path?
You can ease anxiety by understanding your worries and fears. A natural way to ease anxiety is the use of meditation.
Meditation is a basic technique that can get you in better touch with yourself. It relieves stress, relaxes your body, and calms your mind.
Starting Out With Meditation
There are different ways you can approach a meditative practice. Start by picking a time everyday when you can calmly be alone without distractions. Begin your meditation by taking deep breaths and focusing only on each breath as it goes in and out.
On a particularly stressful day, you might have more difficulty focusing on your breath. The thoughts of whatever is stressing you may keep getting in the way. When this happens, acknowledge the thought and then go back to concentrating on your breath. Eventually, you’ll feel your mind grow calm.
As you calm your mind, begin purposefully taking notice of your thoughts. All you do is notice your thoughts, and then return your attention to your breath again. If any thoughts make you uncomfortable or tense, relax your muscles and then focus on your breath again.
Try not to stress yourself out further by getting frustrated with the meditation process. As you continue to practice, it will get easier.
So what’s your best stress free living tip?