How to Relax During a Stressful Move
Having a stressful move? Moving to another location can be a harrowing experience even for the most patient and calm people. How can you reduce stress when a big move is approaching? Here some helpful hints to give yourself a better night's rest!
First thing you should do is prepare. Before bed and in the morning, get in a traditional meditative position. This will help you retain your meditative state for a longer period of time. Make sure your body is relaxed, and your eyes are closed.
When you exhale through your mouth, you relax your head, neck and chest. Breathe in through your nose, and raise your chest and stomach for ten seconds; then gently exhale through your mouth. This is a great way to start the meditation.
This part of meditation should be done at the end of the day. Think about what you did during the morning, and let the thoughts pass you by. The key is to not linger on any one thought; watch them as if you are watching movie pass by. While doing this, gently breathe in and out for 5 seconds each. Once you are done, continue to breathe 5 more times in complete breaths.
This training involves being in communication with your body. Close your eyes; take 5 complete breaths, and repeat a mantra. Begin with saying your left leg is relaxed, your right leg is now relaxed, etc. Go through your entire body. After you are done, take 5 more full breaths. This is supposed help your entire body relax.