Are there times when you brain just won’t shut off?
You have exams coming up or a new job interview or your not sure what to do about your life and all these thoughts are going around in you head and you just want to shut them up.
What do you do?
Not every one finds it easy to sit and meditate; in fact most find it difficult. You’re thinking to yourself, “I have all these things I need to do, I can’t give myself permission to sit and meditate”. I don’t have time.
Here are 3 things you can try:
- Write a list of all the things that are worrying you.
- Now looking at them one at a time, ask yourself, Can I do something about this? If you can, then write down what it is. If you can’t I want you to say, ‘I’m handing this over to the universe” and then let it go. It is amazing what works out by its self when you’re not stressing about it.
- Don’t look at the issues all at once as then it can become overwhelming. Just work through them one at a time.
- If you find you can’t keep still long enough to meditate, get out and go for a walk or a run or to the gym where you go to de stress. This gets the positive endorphins happening in your brain.
Focusing is a really good way to bring thoughts into some order and you can do this by focusing on your breathing. Just sit quietly for a moment concentrating on your breath. Breathing deeply from your diagram and releasing the breath slowly. Do this for a few minutes and your thoughts will be under control. You will also be feeling more relaxed. This allows your thoughts to become more centred and not be flying off in all directions. It is better not to try and stop them just acknowledge them.
Meditation can be as easy as listen to some soothing music and doing your breathing technique. It does not need to be some complicated process.
Relaxation meditation is focused and as you are working through relaxing your body your thoughts may pop in, you may start to think about what your having for tea or if you need to get your suit dry cleaned for next week, but just let them wander for a moment. Then bring yourself back to the meditation. Doing guided meditations at the beginning is easier as you just need to follow the guidance. Or look for a group to do it with. This will also help with your wandering thoughts.
You will defiantly benefit from using the breathing techniques and learning to meditate. It also empowers you to have these skills to use in the future.
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