Stress, anxiety, pressure, these are all elements we must deal with every day but if we are not careful, these elements start to become the norm. This leads to poor health, fatigue and irritability. When you enter a meditative state, you reduce these pressures and gain freedom from stress.
Your starting point
When you feel overwhelmed with the pressures of life, you may struggle to enter a meditative state but don’t worry. Start with just two minutes a day. You may think this is insufficient but, small changes can make a big difference to how you feel. If you can control your mind and focus just on your breathing during that time, you can start to add an extra two minutes to the session in the second week and so on.
How to meditate
There are so many ways in which to meditate, but, you must find the right way for you. Perhaps you enjoy being out in nature and walking, so a mindful walking meditation could be perfect. If you like nature, perhaps entering a meditative state while sitting alongside a flowing river might instill peace and relaxation. You may wish to practice a healing meditation or, simply spend time clearing your mind, shutting out the stressors of the day. Find a comfortable place in which to sit and make sure you will not be disturbed. It’s important to dedicate time to clear your mind and to embrace inner peace.
Be the early bird
Meditate first thing in the morning when you wake up. You can use it to clear your mind ready for the day ahead and to channel positive thoughts and feelings as well as offsetting nervousness for important tasks or meetings. You can also use it to ground yourself so that you feel centered in the here and now.
Enter a meditative state and let stressors drift away
When you enter a meditative state, you can see things far more clearly than you would otherwise. You can use this crystal-clear clarity to increase your capacity to see life as it is. You can view things objectively, to harden your resolve and to increase determination to deal with life’s issues head on. When you do this, you immediately empower yourself and you start to take control of your life. Stress doesn’t stand a chance.