15 ANXIETY REDUCING MEDITATIONS TO USE IN STRESSFUL SITUATIONS
When it comes to dealing with day to day life we may find to be very overwhelming at times.
This is the perfect opportunity to find brand new perspectives on how we can treat ourselves better as well as the ones we love. Stress is quite the mind killer and can often lead us to despair.
However, there are 15 stress relieving easy meditations that you can practice every day that can help you figure out the best way to get you into the right state of mind.
Bestselling author Barbara Ann Kipfer of her book Self-Meditation: 3,299 Mantras, Tips, Quotes and Koans for Peace and Serenity, can provide some of the most wonderful advice and insight on how to reduce your stress.
- “See yourself as a small child, fragile and vulnerable, and breathe in. Smile with love to this small child within yourself, and breathe out.”
- Picture your mind as a form of a swinging door. “Thoughts and feelings come in and out, like people. Be the door, not the doorman.”
- Think of someone you love dearly and imagine them “giving you a look that melts your heart.”
- Set an alarm for every hour of the day to help you remind yourself to “wake up and appreciate the miracle of every moment. Say, ‘[Your name], wake up!”
- When having a stressful day at work and you get home take a moment to soak in the freedom. “Breathe in and out three times.”
- When you first wake up and touch the floor with your feet. “Be aware of their weight, the floor supporting your body, and the motion of your feet and legs as you begin to walk.”
- When turning on water faucets try to think of the grand scheme of things. “See the water flowing down from the glaciers and mountains, running deep into the earth, sustaining you and all life.”
- Before you fall asleep, “imagine that with each breath you are melting into an ocean of light and space.”
- “Imagine that you are a kite soaring in the sky. Surrender to the wind, but be aware of the string that anchors you to the ground and keeps you safe.”
- Focus all your thoughts on the sensation of touch. “your clothes brushing against your skin, and the air moving across your face.”
- Focus all your thoughts on the sensation of smell. Try to smell some things that you have never noticed before.
- “Listen for the quietest sound.”
- While you’re driving try to live in the moment of that experience. “Feel the steering wheel, the pedals, the seat.”
- Sit down and just breathe. “become a human still life.”
- Let the little things that take time out of your day become signs for you to “breathe, relax and experience peace.