Sometimes we all just need a break; an opportunity to leave our troubles, experience joy and to remember life has a lot of great moments. This meditation will take you through the practice of remembering the good and learning how to use these good memories to combat those really tough days.
Similarly to a body scan, Progressive Muscle Relaxations guide us through scanning over the body to increase awareness of how our muscles feel. This particular practice adds in an intentional engagement and relaxation of the muscles. This teaches the brain and the body how tense muscles compare to relaxed muscles so we can better notice when it would be beneficial to engage in stress-reduction activities. This practice also aids with falling asleep, as it focuses our brain on the body rather than on our thoughts.
This technique is a great option to practice when you are feeling extra anxious. An uncommon piece of knowledge about calming down anxiety – it takes between 15-20 minutes to actually feel calm following an episode of higher anxiety or panic. Stick with it, the calm will come as you practice.