5 Minute Meditation — I’ve been feeling really tense lately. I woke up this morning already feeling totally stressed out. It’s like the second my eyes open, I’m flooded with all these anxious thoughts. I think it’s because I’ve got so much to do, and I’m feeling overwhelmed about it all. And the state of our entire planet doesn’t help much either.
I know so many of you are feeling the same way.
Over the years, I’ve started to notice a pattern with my mental health. The less time I invest in taking care of myself – mentally, physically, spiritually, the stronger my negative thinking patterns and negative self-talk gets. And if I’m not careful, this self-hate stuff can take on a life of its own and completely bombard my everyday. What happens next is I’m stuck in a depressed state where it can be difficult to even get out of bed in the morning.
The good news?
I noticed the freakin’ pattern, you guys!!
The Amanda from years back wouldn’t have noticed this pattern. And she wouldn’t have been as self-aware. And I can be grateful for that.
And so to anyone out there who also struggles with mental health, I say this all to say that despite your darkest days, don’t ever lose sight of how much you’re growing. Everything you’re going through is getting you closer to the best version of you. So please, don’t be so discouraged that you stop yourself from pushing through. The truth is we’re all just taking it one day at a time. And we’re all getting a little bit stronger each and every day.
Which brings me to today’s post…
Waking up to these feelings tells me I’ve been neglecting my self-care. And that I’m in need of a bit of a mental reset. I need to ground myself, bring myself to the present moment, and get out of my head a little bit. Nothing helps me do that more than a meditation exercise.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m terrible at meditating. It’s tough to keep our thoughts from wandering! But the more I do it, the better I get, and the more it helps (another pattern I’ve noticed! ?). So I keep trying.
I found this 5 minute meditation that you can do anywhere. And it was soooo what I needed this morning. It’s a great little way to start your day with some self-care.
Will you join me??
Be well, my sweet friends! xx, Amanda
Good Read: 12 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation // Related: Guided Imagery For Stress + 6 FREE Exercises
Let’s chat! How did you feel after this 5 minute meditation??
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Disclaimer: The information provided on this blog is written from personal and lived experience. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace professional mental health services, medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health or mental health, you should always consult with a health-care professional.