Meditation is so important yet many people have no idea how to or don’t care to try!
Find a comfy/cozy spot to lie down or sit, whatever helps you relax the most.
Start off by taking five nice and slow deep breaths in and out….relax. As you breathe in focus on filling your lungs with air until you see your chest expand. While breathing out, let all those negative thoughts and feelings you have right now just disappear. Right now it’s just you and only you, no worries. Allow the tension to just melt away like chocolate in a hot car in the summer. This is the first step and will help prepare your body for the exercise ahead.
Concern yourself with you and nobody else at this moment in time.So how are you feeling, be honest with yourself….if not you then who will? So you are not quite there yet, repeat step one until you are. Relaxation is not to be rushed so please take your time getting there. This part will differ from person to person, some of us just naturally can’t handle stress at all.
You can’t control or rush sleep naturally so this is the same thing you can’t rush how fast your body relaxes. Thought rushing through your mind, no worries you would be dead if they weren’t! Just, for now, let us allow nature to take its course. rush relaxation, you cannot rush sleep, so take your time with this part of the exercise.
Most importantly don’t fight the feeling, it is the body’s natural way of calming down and reflecting. Whatever you do, avoid the temptation to resist the thoughts, no matter how unsettling or uncomfortable they may be.
Now ask yourself three important questions as you wrap your arms around yourself as if to give yourself the hug you been needing today. Your eyes should be closed and you should be feeling more at ease.
- What do I love the most about myself?
- What makes me happy?
- What is my favorite childhood memory?
With these three questions controlling your thoughts and those three alone, your mind should be filled with pleasantness.
Breathing is key but there is not really a correct way as long as your breathing naturally. Do this anytime and anywhere to control those negative thoughts and energies attacking you!