“You have to just relax, calm down, take a deep breath and try to see how you can make things work rather than complain about how they’re wrong.” ~ Tom Welling
There’s so much change around us right now.
Some of us are overwhelmed with loss and grief and endings.
Some of us are overwhelmed with opportunity and don’t know which direction to pursue.
Most of us have too much on our plates, overflowing to-do lists and simply not enough time in the day to get to everything we need to do.
Stress reduces our ability to cope and to be resilient.
Sometimes we need to take a deep breath and slow down for a moment.
You know what I’m talking about…
Disappointments. Things that don’t go to plan. Endings we weren’t expecting. Futures that don’t conform to what we’d been led to believe. Judgments against us. Misunderstandings. Our body misbehaving or breaking. Hopes and dreams that end up in tatters at our feet. Grand ideas that tank. Injustices. Broken promises. Wrongs.
Sometimes life just knocks the wind out of our sails.
Or that’s how it feels…
One thing I’ve learned about life’s hard knocks is that although we may get winded, if we can just take a good deep breath, then pause and take another, we often find things aren’t as bad as they first appeared.
Sometimes, of course, it really is that bad. No matter. Breathing helps. Taking a good deep breath centers you; it calms you down, puts you back in your body, and helps clear your head. Then you can better see your way forward.
We are, all of us, stronger than we know. And it’s usually not until we’re really tested by life that we ever find this out.
I have recorded a twenty minute Guided Meditation for helping you to deal with stress and overwhelm. It uses breathing and visualisation to help reduce tension in your body so that you come to a place of calm and better flow of thoughts, feelings and energy.
All you need to do is make sure that you won’t be disturbed, and then sit or lie quietly and follow along with the sound of my voice.
Nicole Cody’s Guided Meditation for Reducing Stress
In endings and difficulties are always the seeds of a new beginning. I’m intending support, healing, connection, guidance, positive flow and direction for you.
Keep breathing. Trust in good outcomes.
All my love, Nicole ❤ xx