Mindfulness Meditation
for Stress Relief

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Mindfulness Meditations for Stress Relief

Today I challenge you to draw your mental illness. If you have depression, then draw what you think depression would look like if you could physically see it. The same with, anxiety, fear, and even eating disorders. Then when you're done draw what you think happiness looks like. Same with, calmness, relaxation, confidence, and more positive emotions. It's fun and therepudic. :)

Posted at Feb 14, 2016 8:13 AM, 2 comments

I tend to overthink a lot. I'm very hard on myself and pessimistic. Going online and reading articles about anything that crosses my mind is helpful. I get more informed so i can solve the problem. Or I get a different perspective on things. I am able to see things are not always what they seem. I feel less alone. After I am usually able to put an end to those thoughts. And finally I relax 😌

Posted at Feb 19, 2016 7:17 AM, 1 comments

I have started writing the story of my life basically, from the very beginning, as early as I remember. I'm trying to make sense of what firs started my mental health problems and when, hopefully this is a step to solving them. I also do yoga and use an adult colour book, so relaxing!

Posted at Feb 20, 2016 2:50 AM, 2 comments

To stay mindful I focus on my breathing. This way I realize I'm alive. I'm here. Then I look down at my feet. This way I realize I'm standing here for a reason.

Posted at Feb 14, 2016 6:14 PM, 0 comments

I try to remember that I'm the only person who can fight for my happiness, and I need to love and care for myself to become happy.

Posted at Feb 18, 2016 2:34 AM, 1 comments

When tense I put my feet flat on the floor, relax my legs and stay in the moment.

Posted at Feb 19, 2016 12:25 AM, 0 comments

So I've been doing this thing. I have w big box that I keep on my dresser with a stack of post it notes right next to it. Whenever something good happens, however small or big, I write it down and put it in the box. Even if it's a person I have in my life. So if I get sad or anxious, I can look through the box of good things that have happened.

Posted at Feb 16, 2016 4:53 AM, 3 comments

I try not to compare my experiences with those around me. My worst day may be nothing compared to their worst day, but it doesn't make mine any less real or valid. Also I read a lot of Shakespeare :p

Posted at Feb 20, 2016 2:28 PM, 0 comments

I have a journal where I record the emotions that I have. It really helps

Posted at Feb 15, 2016 3:04 AM, 1 comments

Focus on what you DO have in your life rather than magnifying the things you feel are missing.

Posted at Feb 20, 2016 5:06 AM, 0 comments

You're so beautiful, and you have no idea..

Posted at Feb 15, 2016 4:08 AM, 0 comments

Honestly, I come here. I come to these communities, and I just look at these people who all aren't completely okay. If they are okay, then they're here to help other people, and it just makes me appreciate everyone and everything so much more. I've grown towards the idea of fighting for my life and happiness, and this app keeps me mindful of that.

Posted at Feb 14, 2016 11:31 AM, 0 comments

I like to learn languages. At the moment I'm learning Polish and it's far from easy but really rewarding when you get it right! Or in Polish: Lubię uczyć się jeynzki. Teraz uczę się Polskiego i to nie jest latwiego ale bardzo dobre kiedy masz racja! Przepraszam na errory!

Posted at Feb 20, 2016 1:45 PM, 0 comments

Count every single bad thing that has happened to me and count every single good thing that's happened to me. If the bad has a bigger number than the good, I know it time to make a change

Posted at Feb 20, 2016 9:43 PM, 1 comments

I think about the fact that I exist in three dimensions a lot, and how weird that really is

Posted at Feb 15, 2016 3:35 AM, 2 comments

It sounds weird but bear with me. One of my biggest anxieties is my body. So I strip down in front of a mirror and start at my head and work my day down. Go through your insecurities and name a good thing about them. One of mine is how large my hips are. But then I think about how blessed I am to have hips that are easier for bearing children. Another insecurity is my thick thighs. But I think of how strong I am and how they got there from doing something I love : dancing

Posted at Feb 15, 2016 8:13 PM, 1 comments

Something I like to do is use the "Reminder" app. I set reminders to stay calm, breathe, get inspired, etc. It helps me stay in the present, improves my mood, and makes for a happier day!❤💚

Posted at Feb 20, 2016 9:02 PM, 1 comments

I focus on my goals & I always remind myself that everything I do is to be a better me in the future

Posted at Feb 15, 2016 10:31 PM, 0 comments

I actually ask myself if I can feel my feet on the ground. I know that sounds very weird but I moved very quickly all the time as I run my own business. And sometimes I forget just to make sure I'm standing up tall and breathing.

Posted at Feb 15, 2016 5:14 PM, 0 comments

One way is to think before you speak.

Posted at Feb 16, 2016 3:56 PM, 0 comments

I write everything down.

Posted at Feb 15, 2016 5:18 PM, 0 comments

I always think that everything that happens happened because I caused it. When I think this way I sit down with a notebook a pencil and my piano and I just start writing songs. I wanna share them with people because they make me happy and makes me feel like I actually did something good. (I don't put them out there for the world to hear but they relax me and keep me thinking positive:). )

Posted at Feb 20, 2016 2:08 AM, 0 comments

I put things in perspective from an outside point of view. Not only is it extremely humbling but it helps remind me that even the worst thing in my life is still minor, and that gives me comfort.

Posted at Feb 16, 2016 1:40 AM, 1 comments

I like to tap my thumb to my pointer finger, then to my middle finger, and so on, and I try and make that my focus for the moment. It usually distracts me

Posted at Feb 18, 2016 2:32 AM, 2 comments

I just downloaded a very cute and helpful app, it's called "stop, breathe and think" i was a bit sceptic at the start but now I'm liking very much! You should try it

Posted at Feb 14, 2016 10:22 AM, 0 comments
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