Finding a way to release stress that builds up is sometimes difficult. You may feel like a mouse on one of those wheels running endlessly with no chance of ever reaching your destination or you find the feeling of anxiety or worry is hard to shake. Stop! take a giant deep breath, hold, and let it go super slowly, then do it again! I can guarantee that your blood pressure and heart rate dropped a little just by doing this simple breathe a release exercise.
There has been a lot of
discussion about mediation and some people's response may be "it's a bit
nana noonoo or hippy for me", or maybe, "I cant relax, my mind just
wonders off!" "I don't have time" is another response. Whatever you may
think about meditation the facts are it works! It reduces stress levels
and in creates a feeling of peace and well-being.
You don't need
to spend a great deal of time to learn or practice mediation it's as
easy as the breathe exercise above.Just a few minutes a day will make a
difference to the way you feel. If you feel stressed at any time during
the day and your mind fills with unwanted thoughts just acknowledge them
by saying "thanks for sharing" stop and take a deep breath and continue
on with your day. I have been doing this for a while and find it a lot
easier to relax and enjoy life, even when things don't go to plan.
Another great way to relieve stress is laughing...........there are
always funny things to see on the internet.
If you find it
difficult to sit quietly or trying to clear your mind of thoughts you
will find a guided meditation much easier to do. There are quite a few
podcast for mediation on iTunes and the best thing is they are FREE so
no excuses, download and get started today :)