Day 5. Meditation and Visualisation

Whatever the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve.

Meditation

Starting or ending your day with meditation instead allows you to clear your brain of the clutter and set intentions for the day ahead.

Meditation is not about emptying your mind but directing it. Switching your awareness to your breath, allows you to purge stress and bring you into a higher cognitive state. We can give our bodies a deep, healing rest through meditation and that is so important to help combat our daily lives.

Start with just 5 minutes a day, and work your way up at your own pace to 20 minutes.

Visualisation meditation

Visualisation is an extremely powerful tool that can be used to combat stress and reach a calm state of mind by taking us to our happy place.

Close your eyes and think of where you would most like to be in the moment. Notice the environment using your senses. Maybe you are at the beach and you can smell the ocean, feel the sand, taste the saltiness, hear the seagulls, and see the waves washing over your feet.

When we can fully immerse ourselves, our mind can’t tell the difference in what is real. Thus, we can bring the calm from our happy place into reality. This helps us feel more relaxed throughout the day when we can find a happy place and immerse ourselves.