How do we relax?
‘Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom .’
Victor E. Frankl
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By practicing meditation, we are training ourselves to be consciously present, get off our autopilot mode, to a more conscious state of being. By doing this, we become more aware of how we are feeling, the thoughts we are having, and it gives us a choice to respond different to situations that arise.
We can think of meditation as the training of a muscle. The more often we train the muscle, the stronger it gets. In the beginning you might feel uneasy when you close your eyes, feel a bit lost. But the more frequently you practice, the quieter it gets, and your practice improves.
Breath Awareness Meditation
Take your biggest possible small step
Your brain would rather be lazy then tired!
The greatest gift you can give yourself is to schedule your practice moments. New habits? put it in your agenda.
Set realistic goals. In this way you create moments of succes, and this provides extra motivation.
‘One size fits none’
If you are going to choose and schedule a tool, it is importent to look what works best for you.
Choose your tool
Choose a tool you want to work with in the coming period.
· mindfulness & meditation ·
· become aware of your thoughts ·
· morning and evening routine ·
· practise gratitude ·
‘Everything you give attention to grows.’
Being grateful helps to destress. Feeling grateful makes it impossible to think negatively. And, everything you pay attention to, grows. So, bringing your awareness to feeling gratitude, makes you feel more grateful and destressed in general. This is proven scientifically. Gratitude is the emotion responsible for helping to destress and creating inner peace.