Overcome Anxiety and Depression With Meditation and Affirmations

Overcome Anxiety and Depression and Feel Good

There are times when we need ‘something’ but we don’t know what. Anxiety and depression overcomes us and we want to overcome it! We feel depressed or anxious and what ever we do we can’t stop the feelings. Have you ever tried reading affirmations or meditating?

So I decided to do a slideshow for you! This is my first one…so be gentle on me…

They are just a few of the ‘feel good’ things you can try! Watching others overcome their own challenges and win is also uplifting…like this video of disabled veteran, Arthur.

If you feel anxious from time to time, that’s completely normal. When anxiety becomes overwhelming, you may be tempted to seek solace in prescription medication, alcohol, or drugs. These methods, though, inherently bring problems of their own.

Your worries can be transformed into peace with simple, natural strategies. Some of these anxiety relief techniques are by using affirmations and meditation. (Mindfulness Meditation For Anxiety)

Meditation For Anxiety and Depression

You can start on your path to an anxiety-free life right now, by taking a deep breath. Pull the air deep down into your diaphragm, and let it out slowly. Do this several times and you’ll begin to feel calmer. It is called the diaphragmatic breathing or belly breathing technique.

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  • Are you breathing effectively? When you take in air, if only the top part of your lungs expands, your chest rises and falls.
  • When you breathe the right way – the calming way – your belly rises and falls, not your upper chest, because your entire lungs are being filled with fresh air.

Avoid breathing from your upper chest only. Breathe deep! If you do, you will already be on the road to feeling calmer and less anxious. Have you noticed how people who smoke, draw in a big deep breath when they light up? It’s not just the nicotine they need…it’s the calming breathing that also helps their stress!

Deep breathing is a simple thing to do and a great way to get started. The more you do it, the more it’ll become automatic. Soon, you’ll feel calmer without even thinking about your breathing anymore.

Simple Tips To Feel Calm While Meditating

  • Use your breathing like a mantra. Inhale while you give yourself positive thoughts and feelings. Exhale anything negative you’re thinking or feeling. Breathing is the rhythm of life. Use it to your advantage.
  • Meditate at the same time each day. Spend a few minutes – it doesn’t have to be a long time – in quiet reflection. Say good things to yourself, like the affirmations I showed in the slideshare. You can focus on your health, finances, family, or anything you want to make you stronger. Avoid negative thinking during this time.
  • Laugh. We all know “laughter is the best medicine“. Try laughing and saying silly phrases out loud. When you do, you’ll start to smile, then grin, and then laugh for real! When you’re laughing, you can’t frown or feel anxious! Your anxiety and depression will slowly melt away…
  • Meditate with others or find a support group for anxiety. Many others share your struggle, and you can feel better about yourself and more in-tune with others when you share your feelings.

Meditate Daily to Overcome Anxiety and Depression

Overcome Anxiety and Depression – Take The First Step

When you start your journey toward personal peace through positive thoughts or meditation, expect to overcome anxiety and depression. However, avoid the trap of assuming you’ll do it in one day, or even in one week. It took time to get where you are, and it’ll take time to get back to where you want to be.

  • Every journey begins with that first step, and once you make it you’ll be well on your way. Breathe. Laugh. Meditate or pray. Find time to think about and interact with others, rather than concentrating on your worries.

When you do these things, you’ll become calmer and more focused. Most importantly, you’ll be back to being happy again, and there’s no greater gift you can give yourself than joy!

Now tell me if my slidehare was helpful…or if you even liked it? If you did..I would be grateful if you could please share with others!

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About Jennifer Johnson

I suffered with social anxiety and stress for years. I discovered what my triggers were and learned to control them. Hopefully some of the natural anxiety relief techniques I have tried, will also be your solution.

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Comments

  1. Hi Jennifer… i like your slide show.. its a reminder of what i already know..but still have to work it out in my daily live..thank you. you have a nice page.. very informative.. with a lot of productive ideas.. 🙂

  2. Julius F. Rose says

    Severe anxiety symptoms are often linked to poor breathing habits. Many men and women with anxiety suffer from poor breathing habits that contribute to anxiety and many of the most upsetting symptoms.

  3. Chelsea Pugh says

    In yoga, it’s common to coordinate the breath with a movement. Your breath helps your body contract muscles properly, stand up straighter, and move with ease. To practice this type of breathing, stand up with your feet about hip-width apart. Take a deep breath in as you raise your arms above your head. Hold your breath and arms for a few seconds, and then exhale fully as you release your arms back down to your sides. This is one of the best breathing exercises for anxiety, I think, because it can release tension in your shoulders and neck as well as help you breathe properly.

  4. Essie I. Best says

    Initially, you’ll feel anxious trying this, because you’re already concerned about your breathing. After holding your breath for a short while, you’ll be forced to release quickly and breathe in. As you release and gasp for air, imagine you’re also releasing your fear in the process. Allow your breathing to return to normal, and then, when comfortable, repeat the process. Each time, mentally imagine your fear leaving you as you exhale.

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