Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. It involves focusing your attention for a set period of time. Studies have found that meditation and other mindfulness-based exercises can reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
Reducing stress is vital- especially if you have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Chronic (ongoing) stress can affect your own health or wellbeing, and can include experiencing headaches, problems sleeping, fast breathing and a racing pulse.
What Will I Learn?
-Learn to pay attention to the triggers that make you stressed and notice what happens when you feel stressed.
-Try to slow down, rest and don’t put too much pressure on yourself.
-Learn how eating a healthy, well-balanced diet can help keep you emotionally healthy.
-Adding additional positive resources to your life such as talking to someone you trust about your concerns and how you’re feeling, keeping a journal or doing art.