“Your either coming from a problem, going into a problem, or in a problem…”
A few years ago, I used to find my self extremely stressed out to the point where I couldn’t fall asleep. Worrying about things that I might need to do, or something that might go wrong.
Other times I would just feel bad about things that happened in the past, not keeping my word, letting people down, or failing an exam. One of the worst things that stressed me out was my job. Having a feeling of knowing that you could be laid off at any moment.
Other times I just worry about my family. My mom and dad especially because I want to be able to take care of them as they get older.
Over time I picked up a few techniques to deal with stress:
- Mediating for 20 minutes a day.
- Breathing exercises where I would breathe in slowly and deeply through my mouth, hold it for a few seconds and slowly breath out.
Meditation is great for calming the random chatter in my head, while breathing exercises help with anxiety and stress.
I am not really a religious person, but I take what resonates with me from each religion. Ideally, I try to stay present, while feeling deep love and interconnectedness with everything, and accept that everything that arises passes away.
One state I have been trying to reach is not identifying with anything that is not me, I truly believe this is the road to enlightenment, but I will leave this for another blog.
Sometimes you may feel like things are falling apart around you, you may not be happy, but you can be at peace with it.