In this guest post, by Cheryl Tobin, you will learn how to practice 4 different activities that will help deepen your meditation experience. These practices will inspire and motivate you and will help you reach mental clarity.
The practice of meditation is multilayered. Regardless of their experience, practitioners are always given the opportunity to select their level of depth in which they immerse themselves. This article will add another layer to meditating by incorporating complimentary activities prior to and following your practice.
If you consider adding meditation to your daily routine, in this guest post, by Cheryl Tobin, you will learn how to incorporate some techniques into your practice to enhance your experience and get the most out of your session.
Today is the first day of a new month and a new round of #TheRayChallenge! (If you’re not in yet, you can still join us here.)
This month you will be challenged to incorporate meditation into your daily routine. There are many benefits to practicing meditation regularly, including reducing stress & anxiety, promoting mental clarity & focus, as well as increasing your self awareness. We could all use a little bit more of these benefits in our lives, so let’s get started!
Our mood and state of mind affect everything in our day. If you’re feeling down or if you’ve ever been stuck in a bad mood, these 13 things can help lift up your mood and take you back to that happy place!
Disclaimer: Please do not take any of the suggestions in this post as a claim for a quick fix to a diagnosed depressive disorder or any other mental illness.
When we are not in a good mood, or rather when we are in a bad mood, it affects everything from our interactions with other people to our productivity and ability to focus. This is why you need to have a backup plan for when things go south, you should have a go-to list of things to help you lift yourself up and get back to work and carry on with your responsibilities.
Just getting a little bit personal in this one because I felt it was important for me to say those words. And I hope they are what someone needed to read today.
If you follow this blog, then you probably know that I don’t discuss personal topics here. And while general health and wellbeing is one of the things I blog about every now and then, mental illness is not exactly the focus of this blog. There are far better and more in-depth blogs that you can visit to read on mental illness issues.
However, I chose to share this post here today due to some recent encounter with a friend. I felt obliged to put my thoughts out there, because otherwise it will just feel wrong.
If you have trouble drinking enough water every day, maybe reading this article and learning about the damage dehydration can cause to your body would work as the push you needed to start drinking more water today.
Drinking water has been an issue for me most of my life. Where I live, it’s practically summer most of the year, and with this hot weather I could honestly spend an entire week and all the water I would consume would not pass the 350 ml mark.
You can imagine how much water I would drink in winter.
And as a result, I suffered from a lot of the things mentioned below on this list due to many years of dehydration. Some of them I still suffer through now.
This post is my first update on my journey so far. If you have been following the journey, or just intrigued to know what I have been up to those past 5 months, then I invite you to read on.
First of all, this is not exactly a “quarter-year,” but I only thought of this post about two weeks ago or so, and I was either going to do it now and be a little behind on the “quarter” part, or wait for it to be like half a year update or something. But I eventually decided to just do it now.
I felt like I should have a post where I document what has been going well for me so far on this journey and what needs improvement. So that I can have an overview of where I am exactly.
We don’t always have the motivation to do what we need to do; and sometimes we waste hours or days with nothing productive which leads to negative emotions, like guilt or discontentment.
These 5 habits will help you change that.
Waking up with a plan and a purpose helps in achieving all the things you need to achieve in a day, which ultimately helps you achieve your bigger goals in life.
And, sometimes, you need to make a few changes and implement a few things in your daily routine to help you achieve that purpose and those goals the best way you can.
Sitting for too long is bad for your health. Sitting for too long in the wrong posture is A LOT worse.
Read about the dangers and what you can do to avoid them in this post.
Working on this blog is something I do while sat down. But it’s not just that, almost everything I’m doing, I do while sitting down starring at something; either reading for studies, writing assignments/homework, working on every single job I’ve ever had, watching TV, typing a blog post, researching a topic, or just scrolling through social media pages, etc.
That is a lot of sitting down! And this can be seriously dangerous if you are not paying attention to how long you are doing this and the way you are actually doing it.