Mindfulness Exercises Adults Can Do Daily To Fight Depression And Anxiety
As someone who finds meditation fun and a way to relax my mind I have looked into mindfulness exercises adults can do to calm down and just chill out. My reasoning for trying this out is because in my mid fifties I found myself at a point in life where work was no longer calling, my health took a hit from meningitis and I had to do something besides medicate myself to feel better. As a veteran I looked into the VA hospital but really just found myself driving there and back and not much else. It felt more like a formality. The one thing that did help were some mindfulness classes which I took recently.
I would ask anyone who is considering mindfulness exercises why do they want to do them? Are you stressed out and can’t seem to move forward? Fighting depression and anxiety? Loss of self worth in life?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions mindfulness exercises adults can do could help. So, here are a few things you can try to get on the path to healthy mindfulness living.
1 Take time each day to yourself. Learn to breath and be in the moment and take time to be by yourself to meditate. It could be a little as ten minutes a day.
2 Think about where you were in the worst time in your life. For me it was being homeless with absolutely no family. Take stock in where you are now versus “back then.” This can give you a good perspective on life and how grateful you can be.
3 Don’t isolate yourself. This is important as much as taking time out for yourself I have found. I make it a point each week to visit one of the local lakes and go fishing. I meet good people and have friends that I can talk with. Plus it breaks up the monotony if you are at home most days.
4 Try something new. Aside from listening to some good music like this mindfulness music for exercise and relaxing.
5 Finally, find a support group if you suffer from anxiety and depression. Here is one I recommend checking out.
How Mindfulness Meditation Can Change Your Life
I have a ways to go before I am rid of all anxiety and depression. I know that and I could be fighting this for the rest of my life. Prior to my hospitalization I never had it or if I did I drank it away. But eventually things took a turn for the worst or better depending on how you look at it. I no longer drink alcohol and can say it’s been over ten years since I have. I am more aware of what I am doing now and am enjoying little things in life, like catching a nice sized catfish here in N.C.
I thank my family I have now for helping me through some tough times and am glad I found mindfulness meditation and music to help with my anxiety and depression. And mindfulness exercises adults can do helps tremendously. Check out this article I wrote on clinical depression and mindfulness books to read.
To Your Health And Happiness