Mindfulness Meditation
for Stress Relief

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Mindfulness Meditations for Stress Relief

When I wake up, my immediate instinct is to reach for my phone. Before doing that I try to first think about my plans for the day and who I need to keep in my thoughts and prayers, and setting intentions and goals for what I will be doing. We live in a society obsessed with technology, and it tends to take away from what's important. I learned to do this from a yoga teacher I watch online.

Posted at Nov 7, 2015 7:21 PM, 6 comments

Wake up, forgive yourself for the mistake you've made the day before, take deep breaths and tell yourself that this will pass and today will be a fresh start

Posted at Nov 4, 2015 7:00 PM, 0 comments

I have 100 things to worry about, and another 100 reasons to why I should rather worry instead of relax. But fuck it, tonight I choose to be happy, and nope I don't need a reason 💪🏼

Posted at Nov 1, 2015 5:41 PM, 1 comments

I make sure that everyday I spend at least 10 minutes outside, I tend to look at the sky and watch the clouds or the stars.

Posted at Nov 7, 2015 7:56 PM, 0 comments

Always remember there are good days. Look for the good, even if it's little.

Posted at Nov 5, 2015 3:53 AM, 0 comments

I wrote 50 things I like about myself and 50 things I like about my boyfriend. It helps me to stay mindful in my relationship when I am either feeling insecure in myself or bothered by him. I didn't think I had 50 things I liked about myself but I do! I recommend it.

Posted at Nov 3, 2015 6:13 AM, 3 comments

I watch my thoughts, whenever I feel my mind start 2 race I mentally tap the brakes, look at each thought as they come like clouds passing over head. I acknowledge them, recognize the negative ones then try 2 determine the cause if there is one. example: I went out last night, drank and made new friends. I'm an introvert so drinking helps sometimes. I felt guilty bc I broke my diet, recognized the negative, and decided that I deserve to enjoy a good time w/o guilt bc life is meant to be enjoyed.

Posted at Nov 4, 2015 10:04 PM, 2 comments

I pray to God about everything... Anything... 😊

Posted at Nov 3, 2015 6:13 PM, 0 comments

I try to teach my brain that there is a solution to every problem, there are answers and things happen for a reason.

Posted at Nov 4, 2015 11:17 AM, 0 comments

I drink herbal tea, and clear my mind. Then I focus on what I am grateful for right now in the present.

Posted at Nov 5, 2015 7:01 PM, 0 comments

I try to remember to pray each morning and just give God thanks for another day. My anxiety causes me to have really bothersome chest pains that make me think I'm having heart problems then I panic but I have to always tell myself I'm okay and try to divert my mind. It's VERY hard but I do it....sometimes I succeed and other times I don't.

Posted at Nov 8, 2015 6:06 AM, 1 comments

I tell myself I'm ble$$ed to be coming home to a roof over my head and food in my fridge

Posted at Nov 4, 2015 5:32 AM, 0 comments

Writing and daydreaming help me a lot. I like to make up characters and stories, I find they can connect me to others.

Posted at Nov 3, 2015 1:02 AM, 0 comments

I meditate every morning. :)

Posted at Nov 3, 2015 8:59 AM, 0 comments

When my mind begins to wander and concentrate on the "what if's" and those intrusive thought come barging in, I immediately try to find a positive distraction.

Posted at Nov 7, 2015 5:07 AM, 0 comments

Water coloring, sketching, observing others. I know a lot of people are hesitant about being capable of doing "art". I used to be that way too, but just like anything else I started to learn one step at a time. Now, 10 years later, I'm a graphic designer and illustrator. Above and beyond becoming my "career", it has been such a useful tool to cultivate mindfulness, reflect, and simply enjoy making something with your hands

Posted at Nov 2, 2015 7:53 PM, 0 comments

I take a deep breath and wiggle my toes. I feel my feet on the ground and how it feels. I then stretch and feel if my spine is in the right posture. I then check on my 5 senses and taking a deep breath when I move from one sense to the other.

Posted at Nov 3, 2015 3:26 AM, 1 comments

My brain does this thing where every time something good happens in my life, it automatically squashes it with negativity, self-doubt, and worst-case scenario thinking. I still haven't found the cure, but the only thing that helps is prayer, giving it up to God as a sign of trust, and also writing down exactly what I'm feeling. That compartmentalizes the negativity into something manageable.

Posted at Nov 6, 2015 3:13 PM, 2 comments

I go for walks and take photos, of any bit of beauty I see.

Posted at Nov 6, 2015 11:24 AM, 1 comments

I'll do a meditation each day!

Posted at Nov 4, 2015 6:48 PM, 2 comments

1 billion worries, but I pet my animals to relieve stress

Posted at Nov 2, 2015 2:25 AM, 0 comments

I have been art journaling for about a week. This has imensely helped me. Also, Adult Coloring has been really soothing in the recent months. Both of these things get my mind off of the worries at hand, remove the worries, or allow myself to think positively rather than negatively to the stresses at hand.

Posted at Nov 1, 2015 10:35 PM, 1 comments

At night I count my blessings and still thank God for the day I got to live because I know that tomorrow isnt always promised. I am consciously grateful each evening.

Posted at Nov 1, 2015 9:04 PM, 0 comments

Ancient aliens. It introduces some very interesting conspiracies. Aaaaliens.

Posted at Nov 7, 2015 2:33 AM, 0 comments

I just realized that our cats have been hovering around me since this low. Even the one who is a lovely cat but not the type to sit on laps sits on my lap. I have not been good at this except to say I have pacing myself.

Posted at Nov 2, 2015 6:19 PM, 1 comments
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