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Quick Reads #1 - How To Practice Meditation For Anxiety

Meditation is a practice where an individual uses something such as mindfulness to train attention and awareness. It also helps you achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Mindfulness is the ability to be in the present, to relax in the present and be fully engaged in what you are doing.

So How Do I Meditate?

  1. Sit upright or lie down, whatever is the most comfortable.
  2. Close your eyes.
  3. Begin paying attention to your breath. Don't try to change it up, just follow your natural breath.
  4. When you breathe in, say in, when you breathe out, say out.
  5. Even if anxiety passes through you, just give them a bit of attention but go back to saying in and out. 
  6. Continue this for as long as you can, even if its 1 minute. 1 minute of good meditation is better than 10 minutes of bad.
  7. Open your eyes and notice how you feel, don't think about if it was good or bad but rather how you feel.

Now make time everyday to do this or at least every two days. The more you meditate, the better you can control your thoughts and control your anxiety. Good luck!

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