It’s easy to get wrapped up in the stresses and strains of daily life and constant barrage of daily news updates. This can often lead to us feeling stressed, frustrated, overwhelmed or even anxious. We’re all guilty of worrying over uncertainties and things that we have no control over but most of us forget to take the time to take a step back and understand the thoughts that lead us to feel in such ways that are negative to our wellbeing.
Those that know us here at the clinic know that we’re all about providing a complete approach to health and wellbeing and regularly promote the importance of looking after yourself both physically and mentally. That’s why we’re big advocates of meditation and the many benefits and uses of incorporating it into your daily routine can have on your health.
For those of you that may be new to the practice of meditation it isn’t all about sitting cross legged on a mat “omming” and “ahhhing” or something reserved for the spiritual as you think! You don’t even need to grow your hair into a topknot, don baggy trousers or sit atop a mountain top as a quick google image search of the word ‘meditation’ would have you picture.
It’s about taking back a piece of your day for yourself to learn to really listen to your body, tap into how you are feeling both physically and mentally and gaining an awareness and healthy sense of perspective on your thoughts – let’s face it, who couldn’t do with a bit of that right now!?
In fact some of the worlds leading CEOs and athletes use meditation daily to help focus their minds and gain a competitive advantage.
Think of it as a workout for your mind.
Even if you’ve never tried meditation before you can still benefit from it’s many uses and can learn to improve your practice as you go along.
Learning to meditate is like learning any new skill. Think of it like exercising a muscle that you’ve never really worked out before. It takes consistent practice to get comfortable and improve it’s uses and effects.
Try these three simple guided meditations to help with some of the emotions we’ve all been feeling at some point over the past few weeks.
Give each one a go (what have you got to lose?) and let us know how you feel afterwards.