There may be certain situations in your life that tend to trigger anxiety. For me, it’s music rehearsals and performances. I find it helps to think of those situations as a form of meditation.
I do this by visualising myself in my own bubble of calm, separate from the events that are taking place around me. Then I focus on my breathing and the sensations in my body. Rather than judging and analysing what is going on, I just let the outside events wash over me. I take each moment as it comes, letting go of any thoughts or anticipation over what might happen next.
Of course, it not always easy to put all this into practice. However, just getting into the mindset of ‘practising a meditation’ really helps me to feel calmer and view the situation as a positive thing. It gives an additional purpose to the situation by making it into a personal development tool. By focusing on that, it turns the situation into something different in my mind and distracts me from whatever it was that would usually make me anxious.
Do you have any go-to methods for relieving anxiety? Next time you are in an anxiety-inducing situation, I encourage you to give this a try. I would love to know if it works for you – let me know in the comments!
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