How hard is it to get away especially when you have kids, roommates, or a significant other living with you? Very hard right? You owe it to yourself to have a little "me" time and enjoy peace while being in the comfort of your own home. It's not an easy task, but we found some ways to help you with that. Our amazing fitness expert Shoya Clough (IG: @rudegyalskc) shared some great tips on meditation and relaxation.
At-home meditation and relaxation is such a beneficial practice. It’s important for a person to get in tune with his/her inner-self, and the best way to do so is in a quiet, peaceful space in their home. If you can conquer your inner-person, then you can take control of your home, and then the outside world. I consider the mind to be another world; an entity far greater and more powerful than that of the physical world. One can deem that to be a spiritual statement, but every human being knowingly or unknowingly depend on a healthy spirit and right mindset.
If we have those two things then we are able to persevere, stay positive, conquer fears, and develop peace. Those qualities can allow perspective to sway in a healthy direction. Two people can be in identical situations in life and have opposing perspectives, basically the whole glass half-full, half-empty reference.
Peace and happiness aren’t traits that we obtain at birth. We obtain them through experiences in our youth (i.e. a happy childhood, fun activities), but as we grow older we need to choose to be happy and choose to have peace. That can be a bit difficult because it’s easy to get mentally worn out by our day-to-day life and the obstacles that we are faced with. We need to attend to our mental health.
I suffered from generalized anxiety that snowballed into severe depression and it was the most difficult thing that I had to grow through. I’ve had hardships and been in difficult situations, but life was harder because my mind was cluttered with so much negativity and angst. I had to learn how to control my illness by controlling my thoughts, therefore conquering my depression, and then drastically lessening my anxiety. It wasn’t easy but I had to decide that I could. For those who have never suffered from a mental illness, practicing meditation and relaxation is still necessary. Here are a few things that helped me: