10 minute meditation
At the start of the day find a quiet spot where you are certain you won’t be disturbed. Once seated take a few deep breathes, close your eyes and try and become aware of your senses. The feelings in the body, the sounds and smells that surround you. Don’t think about them in detail, simply notice them.
The next step is to become aware of your breathing, noticing the movement of breath in the body as it rises and falls. Make sure your maintain focus on what you are doing.
Do it daily
As with anything we need to make new actions into a routine. Meditation like mentioned above works best when done regularly and often so try and fit it into your schedule at the same time each day.
If you become overwhelmed by too many thoughts whirling around up there don’t try and ‘stop thinking’. Instead try to focus on being at ease with whatever’s happening in the mind. If its busy then resist temptation to control it. Instead acknowledge your thoughts and then let them go.
Me to you
Focussing on your own problems by telling them to everyone we meet will only make them seem far worse. Next time you feel like a wallow take a moment and think about someone else who might be having a difficult time. This exercise helps us to put our own difficulties into perspective.
Don’t try too hard
Trying harder doesn’t always mean your going to perform better. In fact approaching something when your not relaxed might make the situation worse.
This sounds obvious, but if its getting to the stage where your so busy you rarely have time to breathe then look for ways to cut down on the amount your doing