Final assignments and exams are upon us. As many of us feel the crunch of time during these stressful periods, it feels as if there isn’t enough time in the day to complete the mountain of work before us. What if we told you that taking just five minutes out of your day could improve your mood, energy levels, and most importantly the amount of stress you are feeling.
Meditate! Taking five minutes away from work, and studying could greatly improve your overall success during these stressful times.
Here are 4 simple meditation methods that you can try today:
- Yoga- You perform a series of postures and controlled breathing exercises to promote a more flexible body and calm mind. As you move through poses that require balance and concentration, you’re encouraged to focus less on your busy day and more on the moment.
- Transcendental meditation- Transcendental meditation is a simple, natural technique. In transcendental meditation, you silently repeat a personally assigned mantra, such as a word, sound or phrase, in a specific way. This form of meditation allows your body to settle into a state of profound rest and relaxation and your mind to achieve a state of inner peace, without needing to use concentration or effort.
- Mantra meditation- In this type of meditation, you silently repeat a calming word, thought or phrase to prevent distracting thoughts.
- Guided meditation- Sometimes called guided imagery or visualization, with this method of meditation you form mental images of places or situations you find relaxing.
What are we doing here at RCKTSHP? Envisioning a warm day spent on the beach with friends free of tests and assignments. We want you to give the meditation techniques we discussed here a try. Let us know what you envision!
Check out this video of a simple tutorial, and get meditating: