Coping with stress and anxiety can be tough. It’s can also be a pretty vicious downward spiral.
You often start out feeling stressed because of a demanding situation at work, home or with family / friends.
As you become more stressed, you start to notice that you’re stressed, causing even more stress because you don’t want to be stressed!
Your body starts to get tired and burnt-out but there’s no way in hell that you can slow down right now!
You continue to push yourself…
Overtime, you notice that your body and brain are dropping the ball.
You start making silly mistakes that are out of character and you’re beginning to fall behind.
But still, there’s no time to rest!!
You continue to push yourself BUT your body is now so full of stress that it’s getting out of control and you can’t manage.
Get my feels?
I know for me particularly, this stress and anxiety cycle was something I dealt with on weekly basis. I found it hard to manage.
You’d often find me stressed about something, whether the trigger was study, exams, work, family dramas, household chores etc.
When you’re busy or a high-achiever, finding some degree of stress relief can be challenging – especially when you feel there’s no time in your day for down time.
But today, I’m going to blow your mind….and help a brother / sister out.
How I Found Stress Relief Through Meditation
Whilst on my journey towards becoming a healthier and happier me, I discovered an awesome, free and basic technique to relieve stress and anxiety…
Yep, as per the not so subtle headline, it was: Meditation
[Dun dun dun….! ] Is your mind blown yet?
Ok well, maybe it wasn’t all that mind blowing….
BUT if you haven’t got on the meditation train yet my friend, it’s time to buy your ticket.
For those who haven’t heard of meditation before are are wondering “what the heck is meditation?”, it’s really not as scary or complicated as many think it out to be.
It’s actually a pretty simple concept.
Meditation has been proven to have many benefits for our mental health, physical health and soul.
That’s why I initially thought I’d give it a try.
Below, I’m going to talk more about meditation and how I meditate for stress relief and to cope better with anxiety symptoms.
Why I Meditate for Stress Relief
When I was getting started with meditation, there were so many myths about meditation.
- Did I have to be religious to get the most benefit?
- Would I need a lot of time to meditate and yield results?
- Can I meditate when living at home with my family due to the distractions?
- Will it really halp me find stress relief?
- What if I can’t switch off my mind or thoughts?
So many doubts circled around i my head…BUT I decided to give it a go anyway.
After all, what did I have to lose??
Since then, I have been practicing regular meditation for over 3 years and it has had a profound impact on my mental and physical health.
Meditation has enabled me to:
- Enjoy taking moment to pause, reflect, focus and live in the now
- Gain greater clarity around my thoughts, rather than them being scattered and a tangled mess ALL THE TIME
- To reduce anxiety and find stress relief before I start my day
- Settle any stress or anxiety symptoms that I am experiencing at the time
- Slow down my thoughts and focus on my priorities
- Become more self aware, and also aware of others
- Have more balanced and sustained energy during my day
- Build a more positive mindset
- Have more appreciation for the things I have in my life right now, rather than the things I don’t and worries about the future.
How to Meditate for Stress Relief
Meditation can help you to gain insight into the inner workings of your mind and become more self aware.
You learn to remain open and accept what your mind brings to surface (the good and the bad) and to let go of any emotions, stress or anxiety that you have been holding onto.
But, there are many different types of meditation which can make it at times, overwhelming for beginners.
Based on my own experience, I suggest that most beginners to start out with a basic meditation practice such as mindfulness meditation. Especially if your main goal is learning to meditate for stress relief.
Mindfulness meditation is great because it teaches you the basic concepts and principles behind meditation. This knowledge can then be transferred to and built upon for most other types of meditation.
If you’re interested in learning how to meditate for stress relief, I teach the basic concepts of meditation and guide your through each step in detail in the complete Journey to Calm Meditation Course.
In the complete 14-day course you learn:
- How anxiety & chronic stress impact our health and stress relieving activities you can do to combat it
- About natural remedies you can add into your weekly routine for stress relief
- How to build a positive and un-shakeable mindset by overcoming limiting beliefs and using positive affirmations, gratitude and mindfulness.
- About the importance of self-care and some easy things you can do during your week to feel happier and fill your cup up
- How to Meditate and what you need to know before getting started
- How to maintain a good posture to improve the quality of your practice
- How to choose a meditation pose that suits your body and improves comfort and focus
- Simple techniques to create a Meditation room that you love and that heightens your meditation practice
- Simple ways to reduce back & joint pain
- How to build a fool-proof Meditation Routine in 14 days.
If this is something you’re interested in checking out, you can read more about the course here.
If you’re not quite ready to commit to the complete course, you can always start with our FREE / Lite version of the course here.
In the mini version, you will learn about the basics of meditation, why meditation is great for stress relief and managing anxiety, and also gain a great insight into the content inside the compete Journey to Calm Course.
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