Mindfulness Meditation
for Stress Relief

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Mindfulness Meditations for Stress Relief

I took a yoga class one time and the teacher said, "I know exactly where you're supposed to be in your life and exactly what you're supposed to be doing." I remember feeling annoyed and my immediate judgment was that she had never even met me before so how could she possibly know. Then she said, "you're supposed to be right here, in this room, doing yoga with me. How do I know that? Because you are right now." I always remind myself: Right here, in this moment, you are where you are meant to be.

Posted at Jul 25, 2017 1:00 PM, 3 comments

Notice thoughts and feelings like a train coming into a station. Notice them as they come and then let them leave while you stay on the platform, waiting for the next train to come.

Posted at Jul 29, 2017 5:49 AM, 2 comments

Walk outside, look at the nature around me and breathe.

Posted at Jul 24, 2017 11:39 PM, 2 comments

Breathe in for 4 seconds. Hold for 7 seconds. Breathe out for 8 seconds. This is very effective for calming down😇

Posted at Jul 29, 2017 11:16 PM, 0 comments

I have grown even when others can't see it.

Posted at Jul 28, 2017 1:24 AM, 0 comments

when you track your mood it really helps at least for me to select all of the feelings I'm feeling. It's almost like each bad feeling goes away as I select it or help you realize what you are feeling at that moment. Once I know how I'm feeling it lowers my anxiousness down because I can understand why I am upset

Posted at Jul 29, 2017 5:26 AM, 2 comments

I try to make sure I complete at least one mindfulness activity a day.

Posted at Jul 26, 2017 4:33 AM, 0 comments

Stop. Take deep breaths. Imagine myself in a happy place (the beach or a beautiful garden).

Posted at Jul 26, 2017 4:54 PM, 0 comments

Realizing that this too shall pass.

Posted at Jul 28, 2017 3:36 PM, 0 comments

I have a silver dollar that I always keep with me. I use it like a stone, focusing on the different textures. The soft smooth bumps and rough ridges. It helps me center myself. It's also good for helping my narrow choices.

Posted at Jul 29, 2017 8:54 PM, 0 comments

Now may be a good time to go on a long journey. The stars think you need to clear your head. The stars think you need to run.

Posted at Jul 27, 2017 7:01 PM, 0 comments

I do the meditation exercises on this app. The breathing exercise is my favourite because its short and helpful

Posted at Jul 25, 2017 1:13 PM, 1 comments

I stay mindful my making an effort to stay off my phone during certain parts of the day and by really noticing and enjoying my food.

Posted at Jul 27, 2017 3:01 AM, 0 comments

I am using the noting technique to good effect. When I note, "I am experiencing a feeling of...", I feel like there is a little bit of space between me and the feeling, and it gives me room to breathe.

Posted at Jul 28, 2017 11:25 PM, 0 comments

I am important. It's okay to be scared. I am not worthless. I can take my time to move past an issue. Others judgement does not define me. Crying is therapeutic. Taking a breather from people is perfectly okay. Take a break from whatever you are doing, but make sure to try and get back it the next day. I can treat myself and not feel guilty. My fears are not illogical. Try something new that won't completely exhaust you even if it is just taking a shower or ordering take out. You matter <3

Posted at Jul 28, 2017 4:14 PM, 3 comments

Doodle art is a fun and creative way to get away from your thoughts.

Posted at Jul 29, 2017 4:21 PM, 0 comments

Deep breathing, yoga and meditation have really helped my stay grounded lately :)

Posted at Jul 26, 2017 2:10 PM, 0 comments

Toolbox: 6 of many. Using a stone or pebble as a metaphor for grounding, touching the earth and connecting with it. A tree can sway in a storm but the roots remain firm because they are grounded in the earth. In times of trouble, going back to the interconnectedness of the earth helps to keep us upright in our personal storms.

Posted at Jul 26, 2017 5:56 PM, 0 comments

I have been feeling like my mind is a mess. Do you guys have tips for clearing the mind and getting​ to think better?

Posted at Jul 26, 2017 2:09 AM, 1 comments

I got new pet Praying Mantises this weekend. I have to stay in the moment because they rely on me. It was been a lot of fun watching and taking care of them. I'm glad they make me smile. 🖤🐜

Posted at Jul 24, 2017 11:27 PM, 1 comments

Trying a 3 minute meditation every hour to keep me centred

Posted at Jul 24, 2017 8:31 AM, 0 comments

Toolbox: 7 of many. Mountain, Corpse or any of the cross-legged poses are immensely helpful in aiding mindfulness. Each has it's own benefit based on the intracies of the pose. Simple and always available.

Posted at Jul 27, 2017 9:11 PM, 0 comments

Deep breathing. Driving in silence. Starting my day on the deck outside, listening to nature.

Posted at Jul 29, 2017 4:57 AM, 0 comments

Go to meetings, reflect on what I've accomplished sober and through therapy, and realize those skills will help guide me through whatever difficulty comes my way.

Posted at Jul 28, 2017 2:47 AM, 0 comments

I try to stay focused on my mission of just being happy and happy in my own skin again.

Posted at Jul 27, 2017 3:27 AM, 0 comments
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