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How to reduce stress in as little as 5 minutes a day?
There are many benefits to meditating including decreasing stress, improving your mood and increasing mental clarity. When meditating, it triggers our relaxation response versus our fight or flight response. In the fast paced world that we all live in, taking a few minutes to meditate can feel like taking a mental and physical recess. Harvard Studies show with meditation it can change our brain’s gray matter and our brain regions associated with memory, the sense of self, and regulation of emotions. Experience the benefits of meditation in your life and share your comments below.
Practice calm with a 5-Minute Meditation
-Sit in a comfortable position and relax your shoulders
-Inhale through your nose for five seconds, pause for two seconds, then Exhale for five seconds. Breathe deeply and slowly for 5 minutes.
-Focus on your breath, as it goes in and out.
-Thoughts will come and go. It’s normal. Let them pass without judgment.
-Practice this for 5 minutes and take notice of how you feel:)
Add daily to your self-care practice and notice the changes in your body and mind.
Meditation help you? Feel free to share your progress in the comments.
How Balanced and Satisfied are you in your life? The Wheel of Life is an effective visual tool that can represent your life. The wheel is separated into 8 areas. Each area can represent which areas of your life are out of balance, where you might feel unsatisfied with and where you can improve. When we are out of balance we can experience burn out, stress and lack of satisfaction in our lives. Consider each area of your life like a spoke of a wheel: The shorter the spokes on …
How to Reduce Stress in as Little as 5-Minutes a Day? There are many benefits to meditating including decreasing stress, improving mood and increasing mental clarity. When meditating, it triggers our relaxation response versus our fight or flight response also know as our acute stress response. In the fast-paced world that we all live in, taking a few minutes to meditate can feel like taking a mental and physical recess. Meditation can be used as our reset button. Harvard Studies show with …
Your thoughts can have a powerful effect on how you experience life. Thus, transforming your thoughts, one at a time can be a worthy investment to feeling your best and experiencing life on your terms. For example in times of stress or fear and anger, our thoughts can be self-defeating, run on autopilot and replay in our head like a bad song. This not only makes us feel worse but can also create an environment for a poor response. However, the good news is you have the power to change all that …