Mindfulness Meditation
for Stress Relief

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Mindfulness Meditations for Stress Relief

I am the queen of What Ifs so I try to visualize killing the ANTs (automatic negative thoughts). Actually picture squishing ants with your foot or do the motion. Bring yourself back to the present moment.

Posted at Aug 4, 2018 9:45 PM, 1 comments

Meditation is slowly becoming a part of my daily routine; I emailed my psychologist to ask how do I regain my focus, and she said to search for ‘mindfulness of breath’ or breathing exercises. And it’s working! My mind doesn’t wander off as quickly or as often as it did before, and I can at least read a couple of pages before I totally lose concentration again.

Posted at Aug 1, 2018 9:52 AM, 0 comments

I write my daily emotional states as if I am telling a story. It not only keeps it interesting but I discover my triggers and learn more about myself. I never knew how much of a stranger I am to myself.

Posted at Aug 1, 2018 1:58 PM, 3 comments

Deep breaths!....The minute I feel I'm spiralling in the wrong direction, I pop on a 1 minute deep positive thinking affirmation (record my own mantra) and may replay this for up to 5 minutes.....I consciously try to bring my mind back into the present as much as possible without stressing over what might be or what has gone.

Posted at Aug 2, 2018 8:13 AM, 0 comments

This is a little odd but I’ve found weeding my garden very helpful for staying mindful. I also find it to be a good metaphor for my anxiety and depression. Some weeds have grown but there are also many flowers - I can’t pull all the weeds in one day, but I can do a bit every day. Pulling the weeds allows the flowers to grow in stronger and more resilient without having to compete with the weeds 😊

Posted at Jul 31, 2018 12:54 PM, 0 comments

Forgetting about yesterday Focusing on today Not worrying about Tomorrow

Posted at Aug 1, 2018 5:41 PM, 0 comments

I play the rainbow 🌈 game. I slowly look for one interesting thing that represents a color of the rainbow in ROYGBIV order and name it aloud (red light, orange cloud, yellow flower...). It especially helps when I’m driving and start feeling anxious.

Posted at Aug 1, 2018 1:53 AM, 3 comments

If you are ready for change in life, first ask yourself if you're open to receiving it

Posted at Aug 5, 2018 4:10 AM, 1 comments

I had the chance to go swimming in the ocean yesterday, and the feeling of the water on my body was absolutely soothing. I told myself I would be more mindful when taking showers or baths too.

Posted at Jul 31, 2018 4:06 PM, 0 comments

I admire the sky more often.

Posted at Jul 31, 2018 3:31 AM, 0 comments

Today I engaged in conversation with someone who is usually a jerk to others. I tried to listen and make a connection. I tried to humanize them.

Posted at Aug 2, 2018 1:59 AM, 1 comments

Taking my day one hour at a time. I feel more in control & can prioritize.

Posted at Aug 3, 2018 9:01 PM, 0 comments

For a long time, I've felt like depression is the primary part of 'me' and my actual personality is secondary (or in worse times, non-existent). A couple of days ago I had a small epiphany that maybe I should work on this. Now I have a sort of mantra, 'Me first, depression second'. Turned out to be super helpful. It helps me feel more like myself, perceive things as something other than only signs of depression or recovery, and thus be more mindful!

Posted at Jul 31, 2018 6:07 PM, 4 comments

I have a reminder set on my phone that asks "where's your head at momma?" And it's a gentle reminder to check in with myself. A reminder to be aware of my thoughts and the quality of them.

Posted at Aug 4, 2018 10:43 PM, 2 comments

Look up at the night sky. And beauty of the moon.

Posted at Jul 29, 2018 7:10 AM, 0 comments

Acknowledging my feelings

Posted at Jul 31, 2018 9:44 AM, 0 comments

Breathing! Deep breaths...breath in good exhail the bad!

Posted at Aug 5, 2018 12:42 AM, 0 comments

Stop! And breathe...feel the air coming in and out...

Posted at Jul 30, 2018 1:38 PM, 0 comments

When life is overwhelming I pray, or I write poems from my thoughts (in my head) to calm me down - like a narrator who is in control. It helps me look at the situation I’m in and remain present.

Posted at Aug 4, 2018 8:58 PM, 0 comments

I stop and look at the world around me. I try and appreciate where I am right now.

Posted at Jul 29, 2018 8:38 AM, 0 comments

I know this is very cliche but make sure you treasure those that matter to you and cherish them always. Do not let small things break you down. I just lost my stepmom today and I regret never letting her know how much I appreciated her, how I admired her patience and strength and how good of a person she was. She deserved better but at least she is not in pain anymore.

Posted at Jul 30, 2018 10:05 PM, 2 comments

Just take one step at a time, as long as I keep going I will make it.

Posted at Jul 31, 2018 2:04 AM, 1 comments

Stop to think about your blessings and bring your mind to your happy place surrounded by your favourite things.

Posted at Aug 2, 2018 1:24 AM, 0 comments

Sometimes, all it needs to get me going is to stop. Stop thinking, stop doing things, stop running around... Focus on my breath and the view outside of the window for 5 minutes. I take deep breaths and feel the present. My heart beating.. The sounds outside... Quickly those 5 minutes feel like 10 or more and, inside my mind, I extended the limited time of my day without noticing. It's my little trick in a world where we have so little time available. Hope this helps! 😊

Posted at Aug 4, 2018 10:18 PM, 0 comments

There's one podcast I totally enjoy listening to. It's called Unshackled this is what keeps me grounded. I've been through a lot in my life as well as the people in this podcast that are based on real life history. It's remarkable program and yes it makes you think big time

Posted at Aug 1, 2018 12:21 AM, 0 comments
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