Have you ever felt so anxious that you thought your whole day would be ruined because of it? If so, then practicing meditation for stress is for you!
Before we dive into the meditation for stress, let’s acknowledge that overwhelm can come on extremely fast and sweep you up without hesitation.
One moment you’re thinking about everything on your to-do list and then the next you feel completely immobile and frozen in place with the vast endlessness of your thoughts. However, when we’re taken down in these moments, we can’t stay down, and knowing how to claw our way out might feel hopeless.
Enter meditations to relieve stress and anxiety!
This post is all about meditation for stress.
Does it sound like taking a couple of minutes to just breathe is counterintuitive when you have so much to get done?
Because it’s all about that headspace babayyyy!
If you’re in a negative, anxious mindset then there’s no way you’ll get anything done without sacrificing your wellness.
So let’s get into it!
Meditation For Stress
Let me break this down real nice for you, I’ll give you a shorter, mid-length, and longer meditation as a kicking-off point!
Once you get a feel for it, don’t be afraid to take to the Youtube machine yourself and find meditations you love!
If you’re in need of a quick reset, I’ve got you covered.
Sometimes that’s all it takes to get your mind cleared and ready to look at the next task with new eyes.
This easy 5-minute meditation for anxiety should do the trick –
Whether you choose a guided meditation or you just set a timer on your phone, positioning is everything.
Make yourself comfortable and allow all your muscles to relax.
Devote as much of yourself to simply breathing as you can.
When you notice yourself becoming distracted or your thoughts running, always return to your breath.
If you’re ready to dive into a slightly longer practice and hone in on those good meditation vibes then check out this 10-minute meditation for stress below.
I challenge you to play with the lengths of your meditations since sometimes we can get into it right away…
Whereas other times, we need to warm up for a bit before we flow.
To prep for meditation, it can be helpful to write/repeat affirmations so you’re already in the mindset before starting.
If you don’t know where to start with affirmation, I created this amazing list to help you!
My final recommendation is to devote yourself to a 15-minute meditation if you’re able to.
Think of it less as a chore to sit still and rather as the time you can have to yourself in the midst of busyness.
Be sure to give this 15-minute meditation for deep breathing a try –
So are you ready to jump into meditation and see what it can do for your stress?
There are so many benefits to meditation – managing your anxiety and overwhelm is just one of many.
If you’re curious about other meditations to try, check out this blog post!
I can’t wait to hear which meditation you are going to try first!
Let me know in the comments!
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