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April 6, 2013 at 7:06 am #31291
Awhile ago my main focus was purely on where I wanted to be and not where I was, I wanted to get out of the life I was living so badly.
I mean eating instant noodles everyday because you can’t afford real food isn’t where I wanted to be. I learnt something that really helped me focus on the now, and that was keeping a gratitude journal.
You’ve probably heard of this before, but focusing on the things that you don’t like in your life actually happens to attract more of it. Shifting my focus onto things that I did have, things like my health, family,friends and a beating heart that thankfully has never stopped since in the womb helped me keep a positive and hopeful mind.
Also I try and keep myself busy with my website, I read, I watch videos and listen to audios to improve myself every single day.
Eventually your eyes will be open to a whole new world of opportunities, ones that you might not have recognized if you were in a negative frame of mind.
Much like when you get a new car or a new pair of shoes and all of a sudden you just happen to notice that everyone has the same car. The cars were there the whole time you just didn’t notice them, it’s just a conscious shift. 🙂April 6, 2013 at 6:45 am #31289
My anxiety mainly came from my thoughts on what “might” happen in the future, like many of you I’d let my mind run scenarios that always had a negative outcome.
Here is a method I learnt to deal with anxiety.
1. Write down what your anxious about.
2. Write down the worst thing that could possibly happen.
3. Come to terms with the worst, own it, be comfortable with it. Know that you are larger than any external circumstances, that no matter what you have the strength within you to overcome it.
4. Relax, trust in yourself and get a good nights sleep.
I don’t know if this will help any of you but it helped me a lot 🙂April 6, 2013 at 6:23 am #31286
Wow! how do you manage to get 2hrs of meditation into your day? That is impressive 🙂
I started meditating at an early age around 12 when i was diagnosed with crohns disease, my parents took me to a naturopath who taught me about meditation for the first time. As stress & anxiety are one of the major causes for crohns, learning to meditate helped me enormously. I was a tightly wound up kid I stressed and worried about EVERYTHING.
It helped me deal with the anger and frustration I felt during the “why me” phase, and it even helped lessen the pain too.
Anyways, I’d love to learn more from your wealth of experience with meditation – I’ll keep an eye out for your posts 😀