I’m going through an extremely stressful period in my life right now. My little old lady cat died of old age, my dear husband and best friend asked for a separation, and my beloved father passed away on Monday. To say I have way too much on my plate right now is a grand understatement.
How to deal? One day at a time. One step at a time. One breath at a time.
I’ve been journaling, keeping in constant touch with friends and family back home, exercising, trying to continue to eat well and, oh, yes, meditating, every single night.
These wonderful guided audio meditations by K.R.S. Edstrom have been helping to empty my mind each night so that I can try to sleep. Edstrom has a very soothing voice and, what is unique about her technique is that, instead of pushing stress and tension away, she shows you how to train your mind to find it in your body, recognize it, acknowledge and accept it, and then let it go:
Conquer Stress: Meditations to Take You From Tension to Tranquility
Relax Mind and Body: Meditations to Soothe and Center: Two Guided Meditations
Sleep Through Insomnia: Meditations to Quiet the Mind and Still the Body
How about you? How do you you cope with stress? I welcome your suggestions.
-Maria A., striving for the mundane and peaceful