Meditation

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Meditation is a self-care practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Mindful and meditative practices increase resilience and ability to tolerate changing times, decrease anxiety and depression, increase compassion for others, and love for self.

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  • Do it first thing each morning
  • Don’t get caught up in the how — just do 
  • Check in with how you’re feeling
  • Count your breaths 
  • Come back when you wander
  • Develop a loving attitude 
  • Don’t worry too much that you’re doing it wrong 
  • Don’t worry about clearing the mind
  • Stay with whatever arises
  • Get to know yourself. Learn how your mind works
  • Do a body scan
  • Notice the light, sounds, energy
  • Really commit yourself
  • Follow guided meditation