Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza.
MEDITATE OR PRAY
-Meditation and prayer shift brain activity from the stress-prone right frontal cortex to the calmer left frontal cortex.
-Slowing the breathing rate to 6 breaths per minute synchronizes breathing with cardiovascular rhythms resulting in enhanced cardiac health.
-Physiological benefits of prayer and meditation include anit-aging, deep rest, decreased blood pressure, high skin resistance, and easier breathing.
-Psychological benefits include increased brain-wave coherence, greater creativity, decreased anxiety and depression, improved learning and memory, and increased happiness and emotional stability.
1. Fnd a quiet place to be still.
2. Take deep breaths to help you relax.
3. Meditate or pray.
4. With a clearer mind, journal your own thoughts and insights.
5. Make meditation or prayer a part of your daily life.
I have definately found that when I am anxious, stressed, depressed, nervous, or worried, when I begin to pray about it and give my worries and concerns to God, I can physically and emotionally feel the weight lifted off of me. I begin to feel a peace over me and I can let go. Are there some things that you need to “let go” of? Find a quiet spot (mine is usually in my bathroom) and let breathing and stillness begin.