Open This for Instant Stress Relief

Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed right now? 

That’s okay. It really is. 

Let’s take a moment to meditate together. 

This meditation will work best if you’re sitting down or laying down. 

This won’t take long. 

You can keep your eyes open.

Okay, let’s start with a very slow deep breath in.

Hold it for 3 – 2 – 1

And let it out. 

Again, deep breath in. 

Hold for 3 – 2 – 1

And let it out slowly. 

Place one hand on your belly. 

Notice how it expands as it fills with air. 

Deep breath in. 

Hold. 

Out. 

You are here right now. 

This moment is for you. And it’s so good that you’re taking time for yourself. 

I’m glad you’re here.

Let’s take another slow deep breath in. Hold. 

And, let it out slowly. 

Again, in.

Hold. 

Let it out super s-l-o-w-l-y. 

Now, notice the surface beneath you. Feel the weight of your body being supported. 

Say, “I am safe. I am supported. I am present.” 

Okay, actually say it. Whisper it if it feels strange to do this. 

Say, “I am safe. I am supported. I am present.” 

Allow your body to sink deeper into the surface beneath you. 

Feel your heaviness. 

Relax your shoulders. 

Unclench your jaw. 

Wiggle your toes a bit. 

Sink deeper. 

Sink a little more. 

Ease into the space you’re in. This is your space. 

You are safe right now. You are supported. 

You are present. 

Another deep breath in. 

Hold. 

Then, out. 

Notice how you feel. 

You did it. 

Let’s close out. 

Thank yourself for taking a moment for self-care.

When you show up better to yourself, you can show up better to those who need you. 

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Published by Sinclair P Ceasar III

Sinclair Ceasar is a Christian mental health speaker and writer.

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