By now, I’m sure you have heard that April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress. Probably THE biggest buzz word of our day. Who isn’t stressed, and who isn’t trying to alleviate their stress? I found this article in Huffington Post that explains easily and poignantly what stress does to your body. Notice that meditation, breathing, and mindfulness are listed as ways to alleviate many of the troubles that stress wreaks on our body?
“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there—buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.”
You know what a firm believer in meditation I am, and the benefits have been scientifically proven time and time again, and so, whether you are a newbie or a seasoned meditator, I want to give you this gift of a guided meditation to help alleviate your stress.
If you’re reading this first thing in the morning, allow this meditation to set the tone for your day. If it’s later in the day and you’re feeling frazzled, use this three minutes to recalibrate your day (it’s never too late in the day to restart).
Let this first month of spring be a time to focus on renewal and fresh starts. Enjoy!
In the comments, tell us what, if anything, shifted after doing this meditation.
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Terri Cole is a licensed psychotherapist, transformation coach, and an expert at turning fear into freedom. Sign up for Terri’s weekly Tune Up Tips and follow her on Twitter.