Indeed, 2020 seems to be an endless cycle of bad news. We are constantly being bombarded with negativity on social media, news channels, articles, and even news bites from our friends and family. While it is important to stay informed on what is going on around us, it can also be detrimental to our mental health to be constantly reading or watching negative news.
How we start each morning can have a big impact on the rest of the day. But we all have much to do and think about, so it’s not always easy to find peace in the first few hours. Plus, 20-30 minutes of meditation is daunting for those new to mindfulness or with hectic schedules. But don’t worry. I will walk you through a super quick, super easy mindfulness exercise to help ground you in just a few minutes each morning.
Meditation and other mind-body techniques are powerful ways to help you live more mindfully and appreciatively. And did you know that being out in nature can act as a form of meditation? Yep, just taking a moment to feel and appreciate the beauty of the world around us is a powerful way to feel connected and grounded. Being in nature is its own powerful form of therapy, really. Here’s how to use nature to help you meditate.
Music is amazing for mental health. It has the ability to soothe and de-stress. Everyone has their own taste in music, of course, but most people will agree it has a therapeutic effect on them. And that effect can influence both our bodies and our minds. Especially if the music is slower and calming. For this reason, music can also be really helpful for those who struggle with anxiety. Here are three ways music is beneficial for anxiety.