Mindfulness Meditation
for Stress Relief

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Mindfulness Meditations for Stress Relief

A great mindfulness tip i read about is to think of your mind as the sky and your thoughts as the clouds. The clouds will drift in and out of the sky, you cant stop that happening, but the clouds will never become the sky. If you look behind it is still blue and bright. So dont judge, just notice your thoughts and with practise you can let them float away. You can choose how you want to react. Your thoughts dont control you.

Posted at May 7, 2017 10:40 PM, 1 comments

I just started this trick in the past few days which I use to reconnect with the present when I start to ruminate negative or anxious thoughts: - in your current environment , describe in details in your head: 5 things you see; 4 physical things you feel; 3 things you hear; 2 things you smell 1 positive thought about yourself. It is so far the only thing for me to help me reconnect with reality and get out of my head. I hope it continues!

Posted at May 11, 2017 2:40 AM, 1 comments

I bought a note book for my random thoughts and planning so I can tell myself that it's written down and I don't have to keep going over it x

Posted at May 7, 2017 8:29 PM, 2 comments

Asking myself questions such as; does it really matter? Can you do anything about it? Is it worth mentally hurting myself? X

Posted at May 9, 2017 8:51 PM, 0 comments

It only takes one person to change your life: you.

Posted at May 9, 2017 4:47 PM, 0 comments

I am practicing eating meals without doing anything like use my phone or something. I find it helps me be present and really focus on what I am doing.

Posted at May 8, 2017 12:11 AM, 0 comments

I no longer make exhaustive "to do" lists which I used to think kept me "organized." Instead, I practice mindfully remembering the important things, hour by hour. I discovered list-making was just an excuse to let my head get too inundated to remember even the small things.

Posted at May 8, 2017 11:40 AM, 1 comments

Why am I feeling so alert and focussed? Surely it's not just because of better nutrition, exercise and sound sleep! I even found myself smiling today - on numerous occasions. The sun is shining and so am I.

Posted at May 9, 2017 3:08 AM, 0 comments

I am so mindful each day. But sometimes, not in a good way. I have a storm of thoughts that roam my mind. Most I cannot control well. They're not life threatening. They can be mean. Some are nice. These thoughts are what fuel my worry about not doing the right thing by not fixing everything. They don't make it easy getting a grip on the lessons my parents tell me about not fixing everything and just grab my ds and just play my Pokemon games. Is there anyone who can relate to this?

Posted at May 8, 2017 8:46 PM, 0 comments

There's always going to be times when things are feeling absolutely downhill. When that occurs, don't forget to remind yourself that eventually things will heal and get better. Also don't forget to have self-care. Self-care is so important and a way to heal one self.

Posted at May 10, 2017 8:02 PM, 0 comments

Today, I tried very hard to be mindful & to focus in the moment. It surprised me that to hold that position actually took a lot of discipline becuz my mind started to wander. I'm a relentless worrier & I know that means I start thinking & fretting about all the "what ifs" & when I do this I'm thinking about the future. So I brought it back to the moment again & started thinking about past thoughts so I brought it back to the present moment again. I'm working on it. Amazing to live in the moment.

Posted at May 11, 2017 5:14 AM, 1 comments

Be here now

Posted at May 8, 2017 2:53 AM, 1 comments

It is challenging to observe without judgment the cat 🐱 who has jumped into your lap and interrupted your mindfulness practice

Posted at May 7, 2017 3:22 PM, 1 comments

It's a bit strange, but I stay mindful by just closing my eyes and feeling the things around me. I just recognise the texture and what it feels like against my skin. It really helps me to stay calm.

Posted at May 8, 2017 7:41 AM, 1 comments

I try to remember that even when things are bad or im hurt, all pain will go eventually go away and ill feel better. It may take time, but one day youll forgot all about it.

Posted at May 11, 2017 12:56 AM, 0 comments

Manage yourself from the inside-out, not the outside-in.

Posted at May 13, 2017 6:18 AM, 2 comments

I look around and observe my surroundings. I try to pick out colors, shapes, and objects. I've found this helps to battle against dissociative behavior.

Posted at May 8, 2017 5:37 PM, 0 comments

I find that when I colour something in...on doesn't even have to be on paper...I feel so much calm because I'm concentrated on that and nothing els

Posted at May 10, 2017 9:30 AM, 0 comments

Try to do five minutes of meditation most of the time it's on bed because I don't have time through the day x

Posted at May 10, 2017 8:04 PM, 0 comments

The "That's Fantastic!" Trick. Everytime something and happens, you verbalize "That's fantastic!" Then emediately after you list, outloud, all the reasons that scenario is fantastic. Example: Insomnia? That's fantastic! Look athow much more STUFF you can get done. ☺

Posted at May 11, 2017 5:25 AM, 2 comments

Stopping the overthinking as soon as hear myself starting x

Posted at May 11, 2017 8:04 PM, 1 comments

When I go to start overanalysing I start looking around and naming what I can see x

Posted at May 13, 2017 9:43 PM, 0 comments

I take my time doing what I'm doing instead of trying to get it done as quickly as possible. Feeling rushed boosts my anxiety and stress. I'm just trying to enjoy the moment now.

Posted at May 12, 2017 6:42 PM, 0 comments

I recently discovered art journaling which is cool and relaxing and I learned from my therapist a thing called mindful eating which really centers you and is a great excuse to eat some chocolate. :)

Posted at May 8, 2017 4:06 AM, 2 comments

I try to distract myself when I'm overthinking and I know it's not useful, I give my chimp a banana x

Posted at May 8, 2017 9:18 PM, 0 comments
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