While meditation isn’t something that I regularly do, I have tried it in the past! I suffer from anxiety and some weeks it gets increasingly bad, especially when school work piles up. I’ve taken to learning a bit about mediation just to figure out how to calm down and let the stress roll down my back. You can learn meditation too! You just need to find the right kind to fit you.
First of all, you’ll have to do a bit of research on mediation first. Spend a bit of time on Google and find what different techniques seem to fit what you need. Sometimes what you need will change, so make sure that you’re always aware of what’s going on, and channel your mediation towards that. Overall, mediation really fits into three different areas: concentration, mindfulness, and transcending.
Concentration is meditation simply so you can concentrate on what’s in front of you. It’s a complete focus on the task at hand so you can focus on that and only that. This could be helpful if you need to get tons of school work done before you go to bed, or if you’re on a mission for something and need to get it done quickly.
Mindfulness is the mediation we frequently think of as common. It’s the form of meditation where we simply let our minds wander, free of judgment or negativity. It’s a form of exploring our minds to really figure out ourselves and what’s going on around us.
Finally, there’s transcending. This is the meditation that involves trying to empty ourselves and look inwards. Transcending can be a bit nerve wracking for some, since this involves feeling completely and totally empty. If you feel that you’re too stressed though, or feel that you have too much going on, this one might be right for you.
Meditation is whatever you would like it to be. These are three very general categories, so try to find something within them than works for you! It’s all about helping your body, especially the mind, be the very best that it can be. Try a few different techniques in each category to see what works for you. If you can’t find one, try making one up for yourself, using some techniques from a few different ones. Just remember to relax and focus on meditating.
TXTgirl :: Orange County
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