Today was not good or bad, but I needed some relief from the day to day routine. That is why I decided to find some meditation techniques to help us through the day. Here is what I found. Close your eyes and take ten deep breathes. After your last breathe, keep saying the same phrase over and over again. You can say it out loud or to yourself. If you are in a public area, please say it to yourself. My favorite phrase is “The lord is my light and my salvation. Who shall I fear?” If you do not want to use a bible verse, you can either say, “I love me” or “I am good”. This sounds lame but it slows your breathing down, and lowers your blood pressure which is a good thing. I am going to try to meditate at least three times each day. I hope you do too. I looked up some information, so I can convince you to meditate.
Meditation is the achievement through thought control of a tranquil state and total relaxation of mind and body, usually as a religious or spiritual practice. From Credo Reference
Mindfulness meditation improved sleep quality for older adults with moderate sleep disturbance compared with a structured program focused on changing poor sleep habits and establishing a bedtime routine (Black DS et al. JAMA Intern Med. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8081 [published online February 16, 2015
“Mindfulness” practices encourage the individual to pay full attention to their present-moment experience without judgment or emotional reaction. Practicing this calms the individual both psychologically and physiologically. And since roughly 60% to 90% of doctor visits are for conditions related to stress, according to the Bensen-Henry Institute website, mindfulness could potentially reduce doctor visits and lower health claims cost. Koster, K. (2014). Meditation at work can improve focus, lower stress. Employee Benefit News. 28(4).16.
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