By Nadine Saad
It's quite normal for people to talk about dealing with stress and stress relief using words like “combatting” or “beating” stress.
Personally, I’ve found that this use of language can actually just make it feel even worse. Because on top of the stress, you’re now also sensing an added resistance. You find yourself preparing for combat mode, which feels like the opposite to stress relief.
A few months ago, at a time when I was dealing with a lot of stress and tension from the people and environment around me, I was inspired to try a meditation practice that was a bit different.
It helped me let go of the stress in a beautifully peaceful and compassionate way. One that didn't require a combative stance. It helped me to centre myself and focus on the energy I wanted to feel and embody in that moment.
And I repeat it any time I feel like stress from people or situations is starting to get under my skin.
I shared this practice in a live guided meditation on Facebook recently. It's a quick, simple tool that you can incorporate into your daily meditations - or use at any time you need to throughout your day. And it's suitable for meditators of all levels, including newbies.
You can find the guided meditation here.
P.S. if you're looking to meditate more consistently, check out my upcoming 21-day meditation challenge. It's geared to help you with cultivating a meditation practice that works for you and incorporating this into your busy life.
Disclaimer: The information in this post, and all of my other blog posts, is provided for general information purposes only.