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How I am going to work on the habit

Sunday, July 07, 2013

I am going to reduce some of the anxiety earlier. I going to do this by having someone work with me on meditation and make sure that my breathing is correct. I am not sure where I go wrong, but when I try breathing on my own I have the breathing go real fast. This is not a good thing at all and not sure how to fix it.
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    chalkdrawjumper YOU need to put your comment in a BLOG!! I am sure it will be a popular blog on SP!!

    Monica, it is hard, but with practice it does get easier.
    2635 days ago
    emoticon Sending you peace and relaxation. Hope it goes well.
    2638 days ago
    I do hope you can find someone. I know it's something I need to do and to check into. Thanks for the reminder.
    2638 days ago
    It isn't easy to keep our minds on ONE thing, Monica, but that's what we have to practice at and when all other thoughts try to interrupt, we try to set them aside.

    We silence even the new good ideas till we're done meditating, and we quiet any reminders that tell us we forgot to do something or 'that' needs our attention till we're done meditating.

    We need to give our minds a break from all the rushing. Try to think only the most beautiful images we've ever seen, or loveliest smells we've ever smelled... keeping our minds open ONLY to all calm and gentle and soothing.

    It takes daily practice to meditate. 5 minute baby steps to meditate to start, Monica. Make it a certain time every day, to set your *rhythms* remember? You have certain steps you have to do for your sleep pattern, that we talked about in your blog for week 1.

    Now, for week 2, you want to make your meditation 'fit' in a place in your *rhythms* You have wake up time, time to eat, a bed time, and you need a meditation time (or times) put in their places too.

    The *best* time to meditate is in the middle of your busy times, somewhere. Just find a quiet place of refuge (inside a car, closet, bathroom, if you can't go outside) where you can't be disturbed for 5 minutes.

    Once you've got 5 minutes down (give yourself a few wks) then give yourself another 5 minutes. Say (for example) your most hectic time of the day is 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Find time to meditate around that time.

    After you've got it set up in your *rhythms* then find another busy time in day and add yourself another meditation therapy. Say (for example) the 2nd meditation time is needed about 11 o'clock in the morning for you.

    When, you've got two meditation times in your *rhythms* (that will take another couple of wks) and you're doing both at a certain time during the day, finally work in a 3rd meditation time (at least) for your body clock's *rhythms*

    There's still a lot of little steps that will help get wonderful results from your meditations. If you can't sit in your favorite corner of the garden or on a beautiful beach *I*M*A*G*I*N*E* it in your mind.

    You want to keep your body very still and think about how each body part is 'melting' in the warmth of the sun, or some other thought that gets your body relaxed. Then *listen* to your breath and not the 'chatter' of anything else.

    It's takes time to get this calming *rhythms* placed in your life but it will be sooo worth it, Monica. emoticon
    2638 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/7/2013 2:33:10 PM
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