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How a 5-Minute Meditation Could Relieve Stress and Turn Around Your Whole Day

January 29, 2019

How a 5-Minute Meditation Could Relieve Stress and Turn Around Your Whole Day

Jennifer Rose’s inspiration for Essential Rose Life is the result of a deep desire to share her journey of depth, healing and self-discovery with women.  She seeks to build a community of self-healers who would benefit directly from her insights and education acquired during her powerful journey to mental health. Her ultimate goal is to provide a framework for others to cultivate a vibrant and flourishing holistic lifestyle.


Throughout my healing journey, I have found it essential to have an arsenal of metaphorical “tools” ready to relieve stress and anxiety, retain a positive mindset, quell incessant mind-chatter (which plagues even the “zennest” of us), regulate my thoughts and emotions, and bring more balance and well-being into my daily life. 


Of all the rituals I’ve deeply immersed myself in, meditation stands as one of the most profound practices in my toolbox.  Yet, it seems that meditation is one of the more intimidating practices to get behind, especially if you’ve never tried it.  It’s understandable though. Doesn't scheduling the time to focus on your breadth in silence feel like the LAST thing you have time for, or even able to do when suffering from high-stress and overthinking? Even if that’s not the case, maybe your 5, 10, or even 20 minutes of meditation might not turn out to be a “pure bliss” experience (cue ocean waves crashing across the sand with the sound of eagles in the distance). And, that’s ok because that’s not the point!


Meditation is not about perfection, it’s about presence.  It’s about taking time to get into your body, feel your sensations, regulate your breathing, and create a symbolic “space” around whatever it is you’re feeling, thinking and experiencing.  There truly is no “right” or “wrong” way to do it, other than not doing it at all!


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