You can meditate and find tranquility even when you are busy and stressed out. Here is how.
Take a minute to breathe
Got at least one minute to spare? Why not meditate then? You don’t need a lot of time to meditate. Even one minute is enough. When you spend a minute in stillness, your life will change for the better. Try doing this every day and notice the difference. If you practice the one minute meditation every day, it will calm your inner energy and silence your mind. Here is how to do it.
- Breathe in for about 5 seconds.
- Hold the breath for 5 seconds.
- Release for 5 seconds.
- Hold for 5 seconds.
- Repeat this process for one minute.
Find peace and joy in your pulse
You would not perhaps believe this but finding your pulse is also a form of meditation. If you are new to meditation, you may find this technique easier to follow. Finding your pulse will not only improve your concentration but also bring calm to your mind. Here is how to do this.
- Sit cross-legged.
- Close your eyes slowly and focus on the area between the eyebrows.
- Repeat the phrase Sat Nam. It means truth identified.
- Place your right hand on your left wrist and try to feel the pulse on each fingertip.
- Mentally repeat the sound ‘Sat Nam’ each time your pulse beats.
You can do this meditation whenever you want and you will enjoy great benefits. If you practice this daily, you will develop your intuition.
Take a tech break
There is no denying the fact that technology makes life more stressful and fortunately, there are many ways to manage stress. Every day, switch off your gadgets for at least five minutes. Practice some form of meditation during those five minutes. Turn off your computer and phone. Enjoy the stillness.
Meditate on the go
Even when you are walking, you can find a moment to motivate. Make the walk to the market or office, meditative.
- With every step take a deep breath.
- Feel your feet. Focus on making each step more grounded.
- Recite a mantra while walking. Repeat ‘I’m at peace now.’
When you are stressed out, you tend to disconnect yourself from your body. Walking meditation will help you become more grounded.
Enjoy each meal
Cooking can be a meditative practice if you enjoy it. Cooking allows you to explore your creativity and detach yourself from other aspects of the day. The next time you find yourself stressed out and wondering about ways of reducing stress, try cooking a meal. Enjoy the cooking and enjoy the meal.
Find something enjoyable in your exercise routine
Try to fall in love with your exercise routine. This is the easiest way to remain committed to it. If you find pleasure in exercise, you will want to do it. One way of doing this is to select exercises that make you feel like a child. Rollerblading is a good example. Find a routine that can reignite your spirit. You will love it. And when you love your exercise routine, it will stop being a chore.
Pursue creative hobbies. They are a great way to ignite your spirit. Make it a point to engage in creative projects whenever you get an opportunity. Moments spent in creativity will make you happier and give you energy for other activities.
Do things that make you feel good
Inspiration will make you more productive. It will energize your life. When you concentrate on things you love, you will bring more happiness into your life. Read good books, listen to music and pursue your hobbies. When you do things that you enjoy doing and follow the above tips to stop overthinking, you will make your otherwise monotonous existence more exciting and discover the simple secrets to a happy life.
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