When we are faced with uncertainty, stressful situations, and/or any changes in our daily habits, it tends to have an impact on our mind, body, and sense of well-being. Such disorders can affect the quality of our skin, hair, disrupt sleep, lead to weight gain (or loss) and anxiety. There are many reasons why stress has such an impact on our lives.
The good news is that we can overcome disruptions and emerge from them as stronger, better shaped and more resilient communities.
One way to achieve this is through mind training and meditation. Meditation is just a term, to spend some time, disconnect from the chaos of life, try to calm your mind and be in a peaceful state of consciousness. Meditation is considered a practice like yoga or any other exercise regimen. It’s like strengthening a muscle: the more you do it, the stronger it can get. One of the best things about practicing meditation is that you can do it anywhere, anytime without any special equipment like weights, a yoga mat, or a blanket!
We’ve created a list of tips to help you get started: Before you begin, try to remove any major distractions, such as phones, computer screens, television, and loud noises.
You don’t need a completely quiet and secluded place to practice. All you need is yourself!
Try to sit or lie down in a comfortable place where you feel relaxed. You can keep your eyes open or close them. Just do what feels right to you. Begin by focusing on your breathing. Feel the air move in and out of your body. Just be aware of your breathing and how you feel.
Once you become comfortable with meditation, you can incorporate other breathing techniques. During your session, you may find yourself distracted by thoughts or other random things popping into your head. When this happens, gently shift your focus back to your breathing.
There are different types of meditation: some that involve chanting or using affirmations. You don’t have to use them if you don’t want to. If you want, you can choose one or two short words to focus on while meditating.
Even in the most chaotic moments, it’s worth remembering that while we can’t control what’s happening right now, we can choose how we react to such events.
When you meditate regularly, you’re more likely to feel the full, long-term calming effects it can have.
How to deal with stress in life through meditation? We already know.