While you’re brushing your teeth this morning or chasing after the kids as you run out the door, are you also running through the week’s to-do-list frantically in your head?
Perhaps this is a ritual before you methodically and calmly get through all your tasks.
However, if the stress levels continue to rise to throughout the day, reaching to a crescendo, then it may be time to look at ways you can relieve your stress levels.
Before you start to understand why you’re so stressed, the first thing you need to do is look at your outlook on life. Do you view life as being full of opportunity or is
pessimism your friend? In the article Ways to Reduce Stress Quickly and Effectively, it is said that:
“Positive thinking is much more than putting on a happy face when things are going wrong; it’s an overall quality of energy that allows you to see any situation from a different perspective. You can learn positive thinking skills in your meditation practice so don’t worry if you’re a lifelong pessimist. Adopting a positive attitude is like putting on fresh, clean socks – one of the most delightful little things you can do to make yourself feel good!”
One of the best ways to keep your positive thinking in check and to manage daily stresses is through meditation. No questions about it, and the good news is, no matter how busy or stressed you are, finding even 10 minutes of quiet time to meditate and get your head in order can be your saving grace throughout a busy day.
When mastered, its ability to help you focus on the day ahead is more effective that your morning coffee. Honest! However, as you probably know, perfecting this fine art is easier said than done. Especially if you’re sitting there getting stressed thinking of all the things you need to be doing instead!
So, if you’ve dabbled with meditation although struggled to master it, you may want to try meditating with music, something to help your mind delve into a deep meditative state and something which works in your 10-minute coffee break!
Treat yourself to a free meditation audio to get you started.
Do you have a special method of stress relief that takes you to your happy place? Share your secret below!