It sure doesn’t feel like it. But of course that’s when I need to do it the most.
These days, when I sit to meditate my mind shifts into high gear. Things that haven’t worried me for weeks, are suddenly urgent. What? They’ve waited until I sit to meditate to become critical? Feels like it.
It feels like such a waste of time to just sit there. I’m anxious to get up and do things. Strangely enough, when I open my eyes, I never feel I’ve wasted the last twenty minutes! During meditation, time it feels like it is crawling! The day is getting away from me. Afterwards, I feel refreshed and happy I did it.
When life is stressful it’s even more important for me to meditate. Strangely, I find then is the hardest time to make myself do it. These days my life feels like the world has gone mad. No one is behaving as expected and problems are multiplying. I can’t fix these problems. They’re not mine. They belong to dear, loved ones. It feels like being at the scene of multiple accidents.
All I can do is double down on my self-care. Meditate as much as possible. Eat well and get lots of sleep. I play soothing music, light candles and try to get out in nature as much as possible.
What do you do to help soothe yourself during times of intense stress?
I’d love to hear your suggestions.
Style your day beautifully,
**Blab is a new, online video chat platform. Who comes up with names like this? Couldn’t they just have called the platform chatting?