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Meditate: Reduce stress and get some focus

June 2, 2008

As a society we suffer from information overload. Our constant need to stay on top of things puts us at risk of increased amounts of unnecessary stress. Sometimes all that is needed is a little breathing space and some perspective to lighten our load and make us realize the really important things in life. Meditation can be a great way to achieve this!

Meditation need not be a complex undertaking involving instructors and classes and methods; rather it can be as simple as time spent clearing your mind of the clutter of daily living and just allowing yourself to relax for a few minutes. You can meditate while going for a walk, while waiting at the doctor’s office, standing in line to pay bills, or just about anywhere where you can detach yourself from the world for a few minutes.

While meditating, make a conscious effort to relax the muscles in your body and breathe deeply; this will relieve knots in your body caused by tension and anxiety. Try and focus on an event or an object that makes you happy; doing this will divert your attention from the stress-causing factors and help you gain some perspective. You can also use prayer as a form of meditation. There are as many forms of meditation as there are people. You need to find your individual path, and you may try a few different ways before you find one you like.

 

On a personal note, I have never focussed on meditating before as I have preferred more vigorous exercise. I like to “get things done” and meditation seemed to take up too much time. But I have unconsciously been holding my breath when stressed, and the only way to tackle this has been to try meditation. By focussing consciously on breathing, I am retraining myself to relax. As someone who finds it hard to stay still, I looked for some way to make it easier on myself.

 

I have started using the Holosync program, available from http://www.centerpointe.com

I am only on Day 5 and I look forward to the 30 minutes I spend blissed out listening to the rain and crystal bowls. You can read all about it at the website, but I am an advocate already! It has brought me focus and much needed respite from my crazy mind. The sounds stop the flow of thoughts and enable me to escape from constant activity. Highly recommended!

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