Meditation for Stress Relief and Wellbeing

A lot of people who are practicing meditation do it mainly for stress-relief. Most people are stressed out because of their work or studies and problems with relationships may it be with family or a special someone. They turn to meditation to calm their nerves and soothe their feelings from the difficulties and the pain that they experience.

Even though nobody can ever be totally free from stress, meditation can relieve practitioners of the stress that they currently suffer from. They will also gradually discover how they can have the right point of view which in itself, will help to alleviate the stress and help them to handle stressful situations with a clear mind and a calm focus.

Here and Now

Most Meditation is done mainly by focusing one’s thoughts on the present moment and everything in it. While it is an effort to keep one’s mind in the present, it is best not to think about the future or past. Focusing purely on the now, is what helps to keep stress at bay. While meditation, you will find that you can enter a calmed state and there is nothing to possibly stress about. This is why if the one is able to focus on the here and now, they will be relieved of stress. When we are still, and present in the moment, the pain from the past is often forgotten and the fear of the future is not there.


Along with stress-relief, there are a lot of related benefits from practicing meditation. These are mostly about stability and positivity.

  • Mental Health. A stable mental health is one of the primary benefits that people get from meditation. Their way of thinking, focus, and thoughts are functioning at its best. This benefit is ideal for people who want to improve how their mind functions.
  • Emotional Positivity. A meditation practitioner will definitely have a positive outlook in life. They will always see the brighter side of things which gives them a cheerful disposition. They will be quick to react positively in different things and situations. They will be inclined to appreciate even the small things in life. This keeps meditation practitioners away from depression and suicidal state.
  • Stress-proof. Although it cannot be achieved overnight, meditation practitioners will gradually develop into “stress-proof” people. They will not get stressed out easily. They will be more patient and diligent. These are beneficial for the practitioners themselves, their family, their friends, their co-workers, and the whole community.



Most people think of meditation as plain relaxation. Although there is more to meditation than relaxation, this reason is enough for some people. This means that they can put their feet up figuratively and do something that does not involve any stress, an activity that fights against stress nonetheless, and just feel any built up pressure from the day, slipping away from them.

In this time and age, a lot of people seem to be suffering from too much self-criticism and at times, self-hatred. Meditation does a lot of changes in a person’s inner being that leads the person to love him or herself. With continuous practice, the positive way of thinking that meditation brings will lead a person to know one’s self enough to love him or herself. This will lead to happiness and contentment.

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Clearing Negative Emotions From Your Past

NLP refers to Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a name that covers the three most effective components involved in producing human experience: neurology, language and programming.

We all ask every day how can we clear negative emotions from our past? The first step in being ready to accept all that you want in life, is to dissipate your negative emotions.  You have to clear your negative emotions as a first step in catching good things into your life. Negativity implicates the negative emotions you experience on a daily scale such as anger, frustration, dissatisfaction, fear and anxiety.  These emotions take you away from the good life you desire. We all have burden from our past, generally known as emotional baggage. The most popular and toxic forms of emotional baggage are fear, anger, hurt, sadness and guilt. The figure used is that these negative emotions are stocked in our unconscious minds and in our body as little black bags that stop the flow of energy and information through our neural network passages. They are literal blocks that stop you from getting what you wish.  Once you dissipate these negative emotions, you are able to see more clearly. You will know what you want and how to get it.

You can clear these negative emotions easily and quickly on daily basis and. When you feel better, you are actually going to attract great things into your life. The better you feel, the more the things you attract. Clearing negative emotions is a proof of your self-confidence and your strength. It is not that simple to just move forward. It requires many attitudes.

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Road to Stress Release Tip #65:Think Positive

Optimism always affects your quality of life. Optimism enables you to cope better with stressful situations along with reduce the effects of stress on your body. Positive thinking starts with self-talk. Self-talk is the endless stream of unspoken thoughts that passes on every second. Some of your self-talk comes from logic and reason but some may arise from misconceptions that you create because of lack of information. When you think positively, you are likely an optimist. Having a positive outlook enables you to cope better with stressful situations that reduce the harmful health effects of stress on your body.

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Road to Stress Release Tip #64: Don’t Try To Control The Uncontrollable Things

Many things in life are beyond your control. Particularly the behavior of other people. Rather than stressing out over them, focus on the things you can control such as the way you choose to react to other people.You can sometimes even cause yourselves more stress by attempting to control circumstances in your lives that are uncontrollable. Accept that some things are uncontrollable. Trying to control uncontrollable is a key cause of stress and unhappiness. Feeling not in control is the enemy of time management. Feeling not in control is one of the major causes of stress. Thus instead of trying to control everything, start reacting towards the situations in a constructive way as much as you can. This will definitely reduce your stress.

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Road to Stress Release Tip #63: Paint A Color To Reduce Your Stress

Painting colors helps you to release your stress. Painting colors has proven to boost your mood. Colors have their own properties that affect on your mental state. Painting is an art and it draws your 100% attention. This makes you to forget about your worries and tensions when you start painting.

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Road to Stress Release Tip #62: Avoid Activities You Have To Lie About

While this may seem obvious, the nagging guilt that ensues, often wears you down and makes you anxious about getting caught.Those who tell lies stress out constantly, they lose sleep, and they eat badly. This is because guilt has set in. Speaking truth eases your mind. Truth brings tranquility. Truth is a conduit of peace. When you speak the truth, you do not have to remember what you said because the story always remains the same irrespective of person, time and place

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Road to Stress Release Tip #61: Prepare For Mishaps

This helps to reduce your stress level. This is a precautionary measure you can take for eliminating stress. Make an extra set of your house key and bury it in your yard; make a second set of your car key and tape it under your desk at your office. Both may allow you to reach home and get inside the house even if you misplace your keys. If you do have to use them, remember to pat yourself on the back for being well organized.

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