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Try Meditation This Stress Awareness Month

Try Meditation This Stress Awareness Month

by Proforma Construction, April 14, 2020

Alleviate stress with meditation.

April is Stress Awareness Month.  As the name suggests, this month is dedicated to spreading awareness of the negative health impacts caused by chronic stress.  A major goal of this month is to encourage people to try out new strategies to manage their stress.  For instance, if you haven’t already tried out meditation as a stress mitigation technique, then this month offers you a great opportunity to do so.  Here’s how you can alleviate stress with meditation.

  • Begin with a Self-Assessment

To begin your meditation session, focus on your physical, mental, and emotional state.  Ask yourself how your body feels, what your state of mind is, and how you are feeling emotionally.  Once you have acknowledged your current state, focus on your breathing to center your thoughts and guide yourself away from all your anxieties and discomforts.  Counting your breaths is a great way to make your breathing pattern the center of your attention.  During this process, your mind will probably wander.  This is totally fine, and you should not beat yourself up over it.  If you notice this happening, calmly refocus on your breathing and once again try to clear your mind.

  • Start Out Slow

Many people are surprised to learn that meditation requires practice and a considerable amount of focus.  This is because meditation requires you to clear your mind, concentrate on your breathing, and slowly allow yourself to relax.  When you are starting out, you may find it difficult to keep all your thoughts and worries at bay.  This is why you should keep your meditation sessions short at first, about two minutes a day.  As you get used to the process of zoning into your body’s needs and allowing your mind to clear, increase the time you spend meditating.

  • Make Meditation Part of Your Morning Routine

While it’s easy to say that you will meditate every day, it may be difficult to work this into your schedule once you are up and running.  This is why you should try meditating first thing in the morning.  Not only is this an easy way to ensure that you are getting your daily meditation in, but it also helps you relax, focus, and prepare for the stress of the day ahead.

These are some of the suggestions that you should try to alleviate stress with meditation.  Need help with a commercial construction project this April?  If so, then contact the experts at Proforma Construction.   Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.