Remain Calm and Meditate!

Are you feeling stressed? Don’t know how to deal with it? No worries, you are not alone. Everyone- adults, teens and even children experience stressful situations. Usually, in stressful situations we tend to rely on family and friends to vent and receive support, however this may not be sufficient for some people. Many of us need different forms of support to feel a sense a relief. Some people cope with stress by taking a vacation, others go for walks and some chose to meditate.

According to Mayo Clinic, meditation can help restore your calmness and inner peace when feeling stressed, anxious, tensed and worried.  If you are not as familiar with meditation, don’t worry, we have some fun, inexpensive techniques to share with you today. Anyone can practice meditation. Whether you’re out taking a walk, waiting at the doctor’s office, or simply in your own home. When you meditate, you are able to block out thoughts that may cause you to stress. Here are a few of those meditation tips.

Guided Meditation

In this form of meditation, you form mental images of places or situations you often find relaxing. Examples are beach waves, bird chirping, soft music or simply, the warmth of the sun. Once you have your perfect mental image, try to use as many senses as possible to guide you through forming the image.

Mindfulness Meditation

This type of meditation allows you to develop your conscious awareness by focusing on what you experience on a daily basis. You can observe your thoughts and emotions, but always remember to let them pass without judgment.

Qi Gong

Qi Gong is part of traditional Chinese medicine that allows you to meditate while combining meditation with slow physical movement and breathing exercises.


Yoga is another popular form of meditation, which incorporates exercises with each movement. The poses require balance and flexibility, allowing you to distract your mind from stressful thoughts.


When meditation is performed, some of the most common features include focused attention, relaxed breathing, quiet setting, comfortable positions and an open attitude.  Experimenting with various forms of meditation is recommended until you find what works best for you.

Next time you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted or just tired, remember to breath, remain calm and meditate.

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