How to Calm Your Mind if Meditation Isn't for You

How to Calm Your Mind if Meditation Isn’t for You

Have you ever tried meditating in the past and it just didn’t click? You’ve sat in a quiet room attempting to clear your mind, but then that forgotten task pops up, or a memory resurfaces, and your mind does anything but stay calm.

If this sounds like you, keep reading! 

Meditation can seem daunting when you think about sitting still long enough to calm your thoughts, but we challenge you to redefine what meditation means. Here are a few different techniques to help soothe your mind:

Get Outside in Nature: 

Short bursts in nature have been proven to reduce stress levels and boost your mood.

Slow Your Breathing: 

Being more aware of your breath is an effective way to practice mindfulness. Sit for a few minutes and gradually deepen your breath, making your exhale longer than your inhale.

Check In with Your Senses: 

Pause and name 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, and 1 thing you can taste. This exercise will bring you back to the present and ground you in the moment.

The more we practice mindfulness, the better we can think clearly, focus, reduce stress, and improve productivity.

We hope these tips help you on your journey to a more mindful and productive practice. As always, if you need any assistance, our health coaches are here for you!

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