They'll give you a moment to be still and connect with yourself. It's so important to take the time you need now so that you can help yourself, and others, later.
This relaxation technique is one of my most used tools when I need to take a moment for myself.
It helps you stop your mind from wandering too far down that horrible, looping, “what if” path. And it’s one of the best things to help you determine what’s working and feeling good in your body, and what needs some extra tender loving care.
A body scan can be very basic, taking only a few minutes. Or, it can be quite intricate and drawn out so that it can take closer to an hour to complete.
This body scan meditation that I’ve made for you runs for a total of 6 minutes & 6 seconds. That’s it.
It’s short enough so it won’t interrupt your day. But it’s long enough so you can try it out and see if you want to add it to your own toolbox. I'm totally biased, but I'd highly recommend that you give it a try!
The great thing about it is that you can modify it all you want. Make it your own.
Extend it, or shorten it even further. You can do it lying down, or sitting in a comfortable chair.
Another tool for your tool box!
A loving-kindness meditation can help to enhance compassion, empathy, positive emotions and develop kindness and warmth for yourself and others. It curbs self-criticism by giving you a moment to embrace all aspects of yourself, and others, unconditionally.
While this meditation is simple, it isn't always easy to do. But the benefits are huge and worthy of taking a few minutes to listen and absorb these heartfelt intentions into your being.
This loving-kindness meditation that I've made for you runs for a total of 8 minutes and 49 seconds. Use this time to plant the seeds of love, kindness and joy that will grow roots and thrive within you.