The fact is that like it or not, mental distraction and overload is keeping you from being your best self and reaching the staggering heights you have in you. You can’t be your most productive, focused self while you’re in a state like that. A stressed mind is full of cortisol and what does that mean? It’s a great hormone if you just need to shut off your thinky-thinky parts and run for your life but it will be nothing but annoying if you’re trying to think or remember stuff.
As for anxiety, sometimes all the therapy in the world won’t cure that low buzzing anxiety that remains and doesn’t seem to be about anything. That’s a sign your brain chemicals are still looking out for a now non-existent danger. That’s biological activation. (If you're the booky kind and you really want detail about this process, click right here) You will have NO CHANCE of non-drug induced biological de-activation if you don’t empty your brain and get your mind calm. That’s the signal your brain’s looking for to believe it’s OK now to switch all that stress alarm system and let it repair for the next time you REALLY need it.
I can’t count the amount of times I’ve heard people say they would meditate if they just knew how to do it. Clients tell me they think it’s a good idea in principle but “where do I start with all that?”
I’ve found an answer for you. It’s a website called ‘How to Meditate’ (go figure…). It doesn’t seem to be a profit based thing but, regardless, it’s a brilliant resource. It has beginners’ videos with such easy starter meditations even my pug could do them – seriously!
So stop making excuses or letting your self-talk discourage you from getting started at the planet’s most effective do-it-yourself tool for creating peace and happiness. You’ll also start sleeping better and make better decisions. It may feel clumsy at first but you’re going to need to learn to sit in a little discomfort and keep going if you ever want to create REAL and LASTING change.
See you in Nirvana x