7 Meditation Tips for Busy Minds

I was recently hanging out with some friends when the topic of conversation turned to meditation. I shared that I generally try to meditate for a few minutes on a daily basis to ease my anxiety and chill me out. It’s a major part of my self-care routine.

They looked at me with bewilderment. They had experienced various struggles with their attempts at meditation and thought that it simply wasn’t for them. They found it difficult to quiet their thoughts, to be still, to think of absolutely nothing.

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Self-Care for the Five Senses

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My first therapist taught me to use mindfulness in the face of anxiety. This basically entails using my five senses to ground myself wherever I am.

I ask myself, “What do I hear, smell, touch, taste, and see right now in my immediate environment?” and go on to list everything I can observe.

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