“Breathe in peace, breathe out stress. Relaxing can bring relief to much of what ails you. In our stressful and often negative world, your decision to make relaxing a priority will help you navigate, handle, and minimize stress. Doing so will positively impact your health, well-being, and happiness.”
― Susan C. Young
Do you ever find yourself so irritated that it affects your performance?
Have you been so stressed out that you can’t sleep at night?
Are you so overwhelmed that you can’t seem to stay focused?
Do you ever have to make a major decision, and you just don’t know which way to go?
During our podcast there is a meditation. If you are driving or operating a vehicle, you will need to pull over and stop your car for this audio meditation.
You can listen to our full audio podcast here, or continue reading below:
Meditation is a practice where you train your mind or induce a state of consciousness. You can meditate for relaxation, stress reduction, and healing. Meditation also helps develop certain qualities such as love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness. Meditation is beneficial to practice on a daily basis, because it allows you to tap into the unlimited resources of your mind, and have a profound effect on your life.
With a clear mind, meditation makes you feel more relaxed, calm, and aware.
Meditation allows you to also:
Benefits of meditation include greater productivity and focus, less stress throughout the day, anxiety relief, and better sleep at night. In addition, meditation helps reset your hormones, promotes faster healing, and stronger immunity. Some of the spiritual benefits of meditation include greater awareness of the world around you, and a deep connection to yourself and your purpose.
Try different meditation methods to learn what approach works best for you. Here are a couple techniques you may find beneficial in relieving stress:
You may consider trying Kundalini yoga, a spiritual yoga which can help you become more focused, make better decisions, and experience more positive energy. When your mind is clear and focused, and your body is relaxed and calm, you can access information that can help you make better decisions.
After meditating consistently, you will begin to discover that you have a great deal of wisdom within. Take the time to listen to your intuition.
How long you meditate depends on your lifestyle and your work schedule. Whenever you are experiencing stress on your job or at home, take ten minutes to practice deep breathing and relaxation.
Now that we’ve discussed the importance of incorporating meditation into your life, we are now going illustrate a quick meditation you can practice on your own.
Before you start this meditation, find a quiet place and without distractions. You can be sitting on the floor with your leg crossed, or sitting in a chair (with good posture), feet flat on the floor, hands together in your lap. If you are driving or operating a vehicle, you will need to pull over and stop your car for this meditation.
Relax. Close your eyes, imagine yourself stepping into a calm and quiet environment. Take several deep breaths through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Then let your breathing become steady, rhythmic and relaxed. Focus on nothing but your breathing.
Keep your body relaxed and your eyes closed. At first your mind may wander. Bring it gently back to the focal point of your concentration. As your mind wanders again, bring it back again.
Focus on your breathing to keep your mind in a relax state. Now move into a state of quiet. Observe your state of mind, noticing any thoughts, feelings or physical sensations that arise in your consciousness.
At the end of the meditation, visualize yourself in a calm state of relaxation as you are helping to create a pleasant, happy, and productive working environment. Visualize yourself coming back to the state of relaxation and alertness, noticing your fingers, your toes, your thoughts, noticing where you are at the moment. Take normal breaths in and out few times, and now open your eyes.
We would love to hear experiences with meditation—please comment below with your feedback, and other suggestions that have worked for you.
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Tami Gilbert is an RN, MSN, MBA, Presenter, Speaker, Podcast Host, and Author of Career CPR: Meaningful Strategies to Resuscitate or Nurture Your Career and Courage to Persevere: A Compelling Story of Struggle, Survival, and Triumph.
She helps businesses and corporations increase their bottom line through employee retention. She holds workshop activities to increase employee job satisfaction. Her perseverance and tenacity is a true story of life-changing courage which Tami shares with others to inspire, encourage, edify and embolden them toward a life of fulfillment and contentment.
“Anything is possible – if you believe,” is Tami Gilbert’s call to action.
A thought-provoking and insightful speaker, Tami delivers passionate, power-packed informational presentations that teach others on how to increase their own happiness at work, create a positive workplace environment, and build a successful career.
Jerry Cox, RN, MSN, CRRN, CPI, Staff Nurse, Manager, Clinical Instructor, CPR Instructor, and Podcast Co-Host. She attend St. Xavier University where she studied nursing. She is devoted to her life long career in her profession.
Jerry is highly recognized for encouraging individuals to reach their professional goals, fulfilling their ambitions and obtaining satisfaction in their careers. Jerry obtained several Awards (Nancy Holt Awards; Magnuson Awards) in recognition for her outstanding efforts and contributions to her team in making the organization the best in healing and hope.
Jerry worked on various committees (such as Clinical Ladder Committee; Research Committee; Policy and Procedure Committee; and The Magnet Steering Committee).