Mindfulness Meditation
for Stress Relief

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Mindfulness Meditations for Stress Relief

Lately I've been trying something that seems to really help with my anxiety. Whenever I'm feeling depressed and start to make bad thoughts that scare my life out of me, I try to tell myself a different story.. None of these things has happened yet so why am I stressing over them? Why am I making myself feel miserable? Why not believe that I'll be alright and I'll be safe and I'll make my dreams come true and my life will turn out beautiful? It makes just as much sense as anything.

Posted at Apr 19, 2016 10:42 PM, 1 comments

I have a 5 second dance party, when I am really stressed, or sad

Posted at Apr 19, 2016 12:50 PM, 2 comments

When I'm feeling an emotion, I try and actually acknowledged the emotion instead of ignoring it like I usually do.

Posted at Apr 22, 2016 3:23 AM, 1 comments

I try and remember that every bad situation is just temporary. things will get better.

Posted at Apr 19, 2016 10:06 AM, 1 comments

I take long walks in nature, alone with my thoughts.

Posted at Apr 17, 2016 10:06 AM, 0 comments

Observing and describing my feelings is the single most useful mindfulness skill I've learned, and it really shatters my crippling anxiety. I just pay attention to what I'm feeling, label it, and move on. Game changer for me!

Posted at Apr 17, 2016 6:09 PM, 3 comments

I try to have something to look forward to everyday.

Posted at Apr 23, 2016 1:54 AM, 1 comments

I've been trying to drink lemon water every morning and then really just try to be thankful for all the good things that are happening.

Posted at Apr 22, 2016 12:52 AM, 0 comments

When I eat, I don't play with my phone or watch any shows. I just focus on my meal. It helps me digest better and trains me to focus on one thing at a time.

Posted at Apr 22, 2016 9:39 AM, 0 comments

I stop to admire and smell the flowers in spring and notice the colorful leaves in the fall. Taking time to notice the changing of seasons makes me feel like I am constantly changing and growing. There is beauty even in the darkness of winter.

Posted at Apr 23, 2016 4:27 AM, 0 comments

Whenever I feel a panic attack coming on, I try my hardest to move all concentration to mind. I try to ignore everything my body might be feeling and go straight to the thoughts. When I'm overthinking, this method doesn't work out too well. So, I tell myself that it's a panic attack, and I'm not going to die. It won't last forever.

Posted at Apr 21, 2016 7:47 PM, 1 comments

By trying so hard to keep believing in myself and to not let others who are negative affect that belief

Posted at Apr 19, 2016 5:34 AM, 1 comments

Take a ten minute recharge sometime during the day. Step out of class and walk and breath, feeling each inhale and exhale. Feel your feets sensation on the ground as your weight shift from heel to toe.

Posted at Apr 18, 2016 2:08 PM, 0 comments

After doing the 5 senses mindfulness exercise, what really stood out to me was SMELL! When I'm anxious, I'm not paying attention to smell; when I do take a moment to notice smells it takes me to a calm, nonanxious, and more mindful state of mind.

Posted at Apr 18, 2016 3:23 AM, 1 comments

When I get into certain moods I push people away and lash out a lot but I try to always remember that everyone has their own problems and I shouldn't take my anger or sadness or anxiety out on anyone

Posted at Apr 20, 2016 1:00 AM, 2 comments

By taking small steps to making things better and not trying to take one big leap and falling over again.

Posted at Apr 23, 2016 10:39 PM, 0 comments

Take a moment, breathe and realize how great life is and everything that we have. ☀️

Posted at Apr 21, 2016 12:17 AM, 1 comments

I always feel the need to stay at home and not do anything but I really push myself to do anything and once I do it, I end up enjoying it. I think it's better than staying home and being miserable as being active or at least doing something would take my mind off of everything for a bit

Posted at Apr 22, 2016 1:22 AM, 0 comments

I write down how I'm feeling and think of a more productive way to deal with my emotions. Ex. Listening to music. watching a comedy, talking to a friend or just screaming into a pillow ( someone on this site recommended it and it really works )

Posted at Apr 22, 2016 3:30 AM, 0 comments

Look outside for 5 minutes in the afternoon and just watch nature and feel the breeze

Posted at Apr 21, 2016 1:26 PM, 2 comments

I love the drums. It really gives me a boost.

Posted at Apr 19, 2016 7:15 PM, 0 comments

My favorite part of the day is feeding my saltwater 🐠. They're so beautiful and calm. It's the most mindful part of my day.

Posted at Apr 21, 2016 1:01 PM, 0 comments

Remember everyone that loves you. It's so easy to forget how many people care.

Posted at Apr 21, 2016 9:18 AM, 0 comments

More often lately, I catch myself contemplating the innumerable wonders of life and thinking about how lucky I am to be alive. Knowing my time on this planet is temporary reminds me to be mindful and appreciate what I have (as well as what I don't have). Not every cell gets a chance to become a person, and not all people make it as far as I have. Life, difficult though it may be, is far more wonderful than I often initially give it credit. Remembering that helps keep me grounded and grateful.

Posted at Apr 21, 2016 4:20 PM, 3 comments

One of the things that calm me more is when my cat is sleeping and I tuck her and pet her. I feel so quiet!

Posted at Apr 21, 2016 7:02 PM, 0 comments
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