Mindfulness Meditation
for Stress Relief

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Mindfulness Meditations for Stress Relief

Whenever I would get really negative, my counselor would playfully drop my thought. It was such a bizzare thing. Something that was so catastrophic and world-ending to me could just be reduced to a, "mm, I think you'll do just fine" and keep going with the conversation. Frustrated me at first, but then it really made me think that maybe I could do that too: defeat these monstrous, engulfing thoughts with a tiny little, "you're scary, but you're not going to last forever" and continue my day.

Posted at Nov 10, 2015 6:21 AM, 3 comments

Do you ever walk outside, close your eyes, and take a deep breathe? Nothing like the smell of nature. So simply satisfying.

Posted at Nov 13, 2015 2:44 AM, 1 comments

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Posted at Nov 14, 2015 1:50 AM, 1 comments

I smile (usually in a room alone) for 20 seconds straight. I try to make it a genuine smile, and it grows over time. At first my smile will be very forced but then it'll grow and grow until my teeth are showing. This helps with my anxiety and depression. Fake it until you make it :)

Posted at Nov 9, 2015 5:51 AM, 3 comments

Today it snowed where I live & it's one of thos silent snowy nights, I took a second to look around. The street beautifully covered in a sparkly white blanket & the snow falling from the sky ever so peacefully, I took a big deep breath in and felt the peace and joy of the season.

Posted at Nov 14, 2015 3:05 AM, 1 comments

Any negative thought of judgment to myself or anger I instantly say right after "that's a lie!" And then think about something else

Posted at Nov 9, 2015 2:05 PM, 0 comments

I am learning to be less judgmental of my thoughts. Mindfulness allows me to say to myself, " these are just thoughts, they are intrusive and my OCD, not me". It will take time and I am sure that I will find days hard but one day at a time and I am sure I can beat this. Feeling anxious, and overwhelmed with intrusive thought from OCD everyday is challenging. a struggle I know realize I am not alone from. This brings me some comfort. Wishing you all a little piece of mindfulness today

Posted at Nov 8, 2015 7:42 PM, 2 comments

I do my best to stay in the present moment.

Posted at Nov 11, 2015 1:24 PM, 0 comments

everything happens for a reason πŸ‘ΌπŸ»

Posted at Nov 10, 2015 8:28 AM, 0 comments


Posted at Nov 14, 2015 1:04 PM, 0 comments

I ve created emotions rooms, i have one for anxiety, one for anger, one for intense fear, happiness, love and one for confidence. Each time i feel one of those emotions i imagine the design of the specific emotion room and i "sit in the room" until the emotion fades away. As i put moments in the rooms, i can gradually enter that room and acces that emotion whenever i want. It s a great tehnique i learnt form the neouro linguistic programming course and it has it s base from the 5hats technique:)

Posted at Nov 9, 2015 7:41 PM, 1 comments

When I'm unable to move from my position (driving in a car, sitting in a class) I focus on different objects and imagine what it would feel like if I were to touch them and play around with them. Helps me engage multiple senses even when I'm limited.

Posted at Nov 12, 2015 3:18 AM, 0 comments

I've been meditating every evening, and it really helps me stay grounded and lets me clear my head. I also have been doing a short journal 2-4 times a day to see where my mood is at throughout the day. So far it's been helping me understand myself better.

Posted at Nov 13, 2015 6:22 AM, 4 comments

I write a one-sentence journal every evening. It helps me reflect on my day and feelings, as well as set them aside before bed and the new day coming. They can be memories - "Ate at this great restaurant!", feelings - "I felt frustrated with school, but need to be kinder to myself", or goals - "Yoga made me feel good, I want to do it more."

Posted at Nov 11, 2015 11:31 PM, 1 comments

Stay strong (;

Posted at Nov 12, 2015 10:24 PM, 0 comments

i remember the first time i cut myself.. and everytime after that... every cut, every burn. i look back at myself 1 year later, and 1 year clean.. and i regret that.. but it also made me understand that everything does get better.. because it did. its gets better everyone; stay strong

Posted at Nov 15, 2015 1:51 AM, 3 comments

I am in counseling and mindfulness /grounding we do. Is where you focus fully on one object every single thing about it. Also we are learning about faster eft. Everyone should YouTube it. It's amazing

Posted at Nov 9, 2015 8:43 AM, 0 comments

I'm still learning how. I only recently learned about mindfulness meditation from Sam Harris, and I want to get better at it.

Posted at Nov 12, 2015 5:40 AM, 1 comments

I talk to myself in the mirror pretending there are different emotions in the form of me trying to take over me but i make them appear so i can talk to someone...

Posted at Nov 12, 2015 3:33 AM, 0 comments

I keep a small Buddha statue on my bedside table :)

Posted at Nov 11, 2015 11:13 PM, 1 comments
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