I have been increasingly stressed lately primarily with uni work, and I don’t really manage my stress well. So last night, I felt exhausted and sore but so stressed because of all the things I had to do for uni. But instead of pushing myself and trying to get them done when I wouldn’t have been able to concentrate or do them properly anyway, I lit a candle and read a book, and then went to bed early.
After years of having meditation stuffed down my throat, tonight I have decided to try a different approach – mindfulness.
When I went to see specialists, many (if not all) would give me a list of things I needed to do to get better, and almost always that list would include meditation. However, while they would heavily reccommend I try it, they didn't give much help with the actual how or why of it all.