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Keep Calm and Meditate

April 27th, 2020

Written by Katy Winship

Our job at ACS is to make our customers’ procurement of business supplies and services as easy, and stress-free as possible. We love to give an-added value service, so, in the spirit of “keeping calm and carrying on” we thought we would share our tips on keeping calm by practising this very easy 4-step meditation technique.

Our very own yoga fanatic and mindfulness enthusiast, Aleesha, has recently started following these quick steps. She says “the technique has calmed me down and has made me centre and focus. This is a great exercise if you are suffering from low mood or anxiety.”

Here’s our quick guide to meditation in 4 easy steps...

You can mediate for 1, 5 or 10 minutes or however much time you feel you can set aside.

1. Breathing

Start off your meditation in a comfortable position with no background noise and focus on breathing in and exhaling. We recommend sitting on the floor with your legs crossed in a quiet, peaceful space.

2. Gratitude

Continue the meditation with saying out loud to yourself things you are grateful for. It doesn't matter if it's 3 small things or 3 major things in that moment that you are grateful for. It could be sitting out in the sun and feeling the heat on your skin, being able to sit in a garden surrounded by wildlife or simply the fact that you managed to have enough time to eat a proper breakfast this morning. It’s thought that if you start off your meditation with gratitude, you are subconsciously creating a positive mindset.

3. Focusing

Focus on bringing energy into your body. Imagine your energy as cold blue water flowing through all the way through your body, refreshing every cell from the toes all the way up to the head. You can say out loud the parts of the body that the blue water is flowing through if it helps visualise this step better.

4. Visualisation

This part of the meditation is completely up to the individual what they would like to visual and focus on feeling. The aim is to bring a sense of calmness and clarity.

Visualise in your head what would make you happy or what you would like to focus on. Once you have the visual, say to yourself how this would make you feel. For example, if you have a list of things to do, visualise the list and then tell yourself how it would make you feel if it was complete. Aleesha tried this technique and explained the intricacies of thinking about something like this, “although it felt good to see the completion of the list, whilst I was visualising, I also made a note not to be hard on myself if the whole list wasn’t completed.”

Inspired to give our 4-step meditation a go? Be sure to let us know how it went!

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