Chill Out Challenge
More often than not it’s hard to find quiet in the chaos of everyday life. Most of us don’t find time to relax until our heads hit the pillow at night. I find whenever I take ten minutes to meditate, that day becomes much more chill overall.
This question in my Ask Jules inbox inspired me to think more about relaxing, and how important it can be when you get caught up in a whirlwind of activities and daily life stuff, even if you don’t feel like you’re “stressed.” Meditation is so important for you overall well being, and I am going to make it a bigger part of my life.
First I have to say how happy I am to know you. You’re such an inspiring person, I love your recipes and advices and so much more. 🙂
My question is: Do you have any tips to relax? Sometimes I feel so stressed because I thought about so many things and had so much to do, it’s like I could scream… But of course I don’t want to, so do you have any tips to relax for a few minutes?
Great question! I know sometimes I forget how important it is to take a beat and just… sigh. Relax, if only for a few minutes. Centering our minds and giving our bodies a chance to chill is a very important practice.
To me, the word ‘meditation’ used to be intimidating. I wasn’t sure what exactly it was or even how to do it. To meditate is to slow down and hit reset on your body, mind and spirit.
One of the most wonderful things you can do for yourself is take ten minutes each day to meditate. I like to find a quiet, peaceful place where I can sit cross-legged with my back against a wall or tree. With my eyes closed, I put all my focus on my breathing. Whenever my mind drags back to the to-do list or any other stresses, I gently let it go and return my focus to the rise and fall of my deep breaths. This is the best way I know how to find calmness in the chaos of every day.
There are plenty of resources and great tips online to help with your meditation.
Remember, it’s a practice. The more you do it, the easier it will become.
My challenge to you all this weekend is to try meditating for at least ten minutes on both Saturday and Sunday! Silence your phones, find a quiet spot, and just breathe… If you are experienced in meditation, please chime in with your personal tips in the comments!