Some days it’s hard to get out of bed and do what you’re supposed to do. It’s natural, do not be so harsh on yourself for that. Give time to yourself to recover from it.
Do what you need to do one at a time. Appreciate yourself for that, say positive things to yourself and nurture your mind instead of destroying it with harsh thoughts. You’ve got this, you are going to do great,
Concentrating on breathing, body, thoughts, and environment without forming an opinion is an effective way to combat anxiety and depression.
For starters, it is enough to sit in a quiet place and try to focus on one thing for at least 10 minutes such as which nostril draws more air during inhalation.
Gradually you will be able to get the absolute phase of meditation and thus remain the recommended half an hour.
Studies have shown that through meditation we can regulate blood pressure, reduce the level of chronic inflammation in the body, relieve symptoms of depression. Here is a short meditation for panic attacks and anxiety relief.
Meditation for Panic Attacks and Anxiety Relief
Taking a deep breath and exhaling slowly. It doesn’t always help. It only feels like your lungs won’t open fully and are stuck together like a sticky bag of melted candy in a child’s grasp. But your lungs are being grasped by your own hands.
And when you finally are able to calm down and breathe in and out rhythmically, it’s the only thing you can focus on. So it seems as if you’re walking through a dream-like world where everything and everyone around you doesn’t really exist.
And then trying to focus on outside entities, such as loved ones, and the stove to cook yourself food on seems relentless. Now you forgot to breathe again.
So not only is your body fighting to breathe, but it is also hungry. But you don’t feel these physical sensations. You only feel your chest banging because your heart is trying to remind you that you are physical. You are here. You pay attention. You breathe again. Slowly. In and out.
You bring your consciousness back into now and continue trying to act like everything is ok. So you continue to cook your food. You continue that conversation with your loved one.
Your heart still flutters with every beat, making sure you remember to breathe. Reminding you that you are physical and you need these silly sensations to keep you alive.
So keep on breathing. Stay focused and be aware of now. Even though this moment may seem like an eternity, this too shall pass.
If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.
Make time to be completely present with yourself. The most prominent thoughts and feelings that arise during this time are where your healing is most needed. Start by going into nature and listening to your internal self-talk – do not put pressure on yourself to have a thoughtless mind for 1 hour.