Bless you Gentle Friends and welcome to another Moment of Calm post from Fab After Fifty. Today’s post is an easy guided 10-step meditation to reduce overwhelm, help boost your energy and calm your mind.
Do You Have Too Much To Do And Not Enough Hours In The Day?
As you know, the pace and busyness of life leaves you feeling jaded and worn-out; there just aren’t enough hours in the day to fit everything in and it is easy to feel overwhelmed and stuck as you try to squeeze more and more into your schedule.
To reduce this sense of overwhelm and regain control over your time, take a moment, now, to practice this simple 10-step guided meditation. You will experience a sense of stillness which helps you to refocus and prioritise your daily activities in a more peaceful and productive way.
Guided 10-Step Meditation To Reduce Overwhelm, Boost Your Energy And Calm Your Mind
Step #1: Find a quiet comfortable space where you can sit undisturbed for 5 – 10 minutes. You might have to be creative here.
Step #2: Sit in a comfortable position. If sitting on a chair, make sure your feet are resting on the floor, toes pointing forwards. Sit with a nice long, straight back. Lower your shoulders and tuck your chin slightly in to release tension on your neck. Breathe out. Breathe in.
Step #3: Close your eyes and take a few moments to allow your thoughts to settle by turning your attention to all the sounds you can hear in and around the room.
Step #4: Choose one of the sounds you can hear and focus all your attention on that one sound. Keep listening to that sound.
Step #5: Turn your attention to your breath. Become aware of your everyday breath and notice what you notice about the way you are breathing.
Step #6: Take 3-5 deep breaths in and out through your nose. Allow your thoughts to settle and slow down.
Step #7: Breathe in and out. Breathe in the essence, the love and vibrancy of your body. Take it all in and slowly exhale. Empty; empty your lungs, your body of stuck debris, items gone past their sell-by-date. Just sit still. Breathe and Be.
Step #8: Consciously keep your attention focused on your breath.
Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in goodness, love and light. Exhale tension, sadness, sorrow. Just breathe one breath at a time. In and out through your nose.
Step #9. Stay focused on your breath for 3-7 more rounds of slow, steady deep breathing.
10. Slowly open your eyes. Keep a soft gaze as you lovingly gaze around your space and Give Thanks for all cherished memories and possessions which make you who you are today. And when you are ready gently re-engage with your day.
How are you feeling now? What difference do you notice about your posture, your breath and mind-state?
I encourage you to schedule ten minutes into your diary today and practice the above meditation. Even if your mind wanders all over the place and you can’t sit still, just do your best. The beauty of meditation is the more you practice the easier it becomes to access the stillness and calm inside. Give it a go and let us know how you got on. Thank you.
Till next week, stay blessed, stay calm and breathe.
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