By Shim Sham
“In this moment, I take a step back and look at myself with the pride of a good mother. I see an abundance of abilities and talents that show up all the time in big and little ways. If I could stick myself on a refrigerator, I would. I would invite all the neighbors over and say, ‘Look at that. Can you believe what an A+ that is?'”
Something I want to do more in my life in meditation. I do not know a ton about it, but I have participated in many meditation exercises. During this year, being more isolated from people has definitely increased my feelings of anxiety and depression. Coupling that with the current political climate, I feel very helpless over outcomes in the world, and I want to try and meditate more as a way to cope with those feelings. I want to be more purposeful about it, so today I am sharing a goal with you, I want to do at least 5 minutes of meditation every day. I think that is a very simple and easy goal to start out with. Help hold me accountable!
I am posting a video of a meditation I have done and I do enjoy it. I have taken my blood pressure before and after this meditation and it does lower, quite significantly. The lower blood pressure doesn’t sustain itself throughout the day, but I think if I intentionally do a breathing exercise like this before bed every night, it will help me relax and hopefully sleep better.
What meditations do you do? Are you consistent with the way you meditate and how did you accomplish that? I would appreciate any and all help!