So you want to reduce your stress levels and you’re not sure what to do?
Meditation as a form of stress relief
Have you ever thought about meditation as a stress reducing tool? If not, then check out this blog post on reducing stress levels.
Maintaining low stress levels isn’t easy to do, but with just a few minutes of meditation each day you can start to reduce it. You may feel that Meditation is not for you, and it can be difficult at first. But with a little practice you’ll soon get the hang of it. Give it a go!
Tips on reducing stress
Here are some tips which show you how you can meditate and reduce your daily stress with very simple methods.
1.Choose the Right Time of Day
The first thing to consider is that you don’t need to be sitting in a silent room for a short meditation.
All you really need is a time of the day when you can find some peace. It might be during your morning shower when you can focus on the water, or the walk you take during your daily exercise.
These are perfect opportunities to get in your daily meditation.
2.Focus on Your Breathing
Breathing is a vital part of meditation, so if you forget to do that, you might find it very difficult to do!
Relaxing starts with your breathing, not to mention when you are only thinking about your breathing, you are not thinking about other things. Take a few minutes to truly focus on your inhaling and exhaling. Notice how your body feels when you take deep breaths in and out.
Once you are only thinking about your breathing, you shouldn’t be thinking about much else.
3.Try to Clear Your Mind
It’s difficult to clear your mind totally so don’t be disheartened if you don’t find it easy. If thoughts come to you mind, acknowledge them and bring your focus back to your breathing. One important thing to remember is that meditation can take practice.
How long should I meditate for?
It is good to start with short 5 minute meditation sessions. They still relax you and help to reduce your stress, but you don’t feel overwhelmed by how difficult it is to do.
Short bursts of meditation are much easier than if you were trying to do it for an hour each night; especially when you’re first starting out. Before long, it will be easy for you to focus only on meditation and not on what is causing you stress.
Many people are surprised to learn that just how great they feel after meditating. It’s one of the best ways to reduce stress and help you to get in touch with yourself. Everything else fades away, leaving you feeling calm and relaxed.
But don’t I need to spend hours on meditation?
So, if you thought you needed to spend up to an hour meditating to gain its awesome benefits, you were wrong! Just five minutes each day can make a massive difference to how you feel. It’s especially effective if you meditate first thing in the morning, keeping you calm and collected all day long.
Mindfulness exercises in a FREE Facebook Group
Give it a go and if you want to pop over to my FREE Facebook group there are lots of breathing exercises that you can try to get you started!
Online Meditation/Relaxation class
I run an online relaxation class on a Monday evening if you want to join me there. It’s around 40 minutes and we spend 10 mins on mindfulness activities, 10 minutes on breathing exercises and 20 minutes on relaxation/meditation. 3 more sessions left in May (11,18,25 May) – cost is £10.50 for the 3 session and if you’d like to join please click here.
I also offer 1-2-1 yoga/meditation sessions so check that out here.
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