Stress is part of daily life for most people. Knowing how to cope with stress is an essential life skill. Regular meditation practice can hold the key to feeling calm and relaxed.
Focusing on your breath and counting each inhilation and exhilation until you reach ten is a quick meditative technique to help you relax whenever you feel stressed.
Ovserving your thoughts in a detached manner also helps to keep things in perspective. You may catch yourself repeating the same upsetting thoughts which are causing the stress.
Taking a quick walk while you count your breath and observe your thoughts can be very effective in clearing your head of unwanted thoughts. You will function better when you are relaxed and calm.
Stress may be caused by trying to complete too many tasks too quickly. Cut down your to do list by delegating tasks if possible. Allow yourself plenty of time to complete tasks. You make more mistakes and wrong decisions when you try to rush things.
Make time for a half an hour of meditation practice at the end of a stressful day instead of reaching for a drink. Regular meditation practice is a natural and healthy way of restoring your balance and inner peace.
If you find that you are thinking in a negative way, try giving yourself positive affirmations. Typing out positive affirmations and posting them on a wall in your workspace can serve as a handy reminder to stay positive. Don’t let negative attitudes of others influence your thinking.
The more you practice meditation the greater will be the positive effect on your health and well-being. Of course, the ultimate goal is to live in the meditative state where you feel relaxed and calm in any situation.