It’s been hectic around here lately. Of course, when is it not? I’m gearing up for my exhibit at the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, which I set up next week (eek!), as well as the Hilton Indoor Fine Arts Festival the weekend after that (double eek!). Plus, the theatre company I work for just moved, so I have been over there almost every day this past week getting them organized and knocking down walls, AND I’m preparing for a play I’m assistant directing in September at a different theatre company. Whew.
It can be a little frazzling.
|There’s always a picture of Scotty that matches my emotions. This one is the “excited yet slightly crazed” look.|
So that’s why, for this week’s Inspired Monday, I’m sharing one of the ways I de-stress: meditation!
I was skeptical too. I had tried meditation a few times in college – there was a meditation club, in fact, that was formed by a senior illustration major, so she clearly knew about stress. Sometimes it worked for me, sometimes it didn’t…and when it didn’t, I would feel guilty that it didn’t, and that just made me more stressed.
|I swear, I did not make this post just as an excuse to push around more of my word art.|
Hayward Fox Guided Meditations: These are audio only, and are really great…the Blue Sky one works for me every time.
How to Meditate: this one doesn’t get going until a minute in, and it’s short but sweet.
The Five Minute Miracle: this one is quite pleasant too, and is only about five minutes, so if you only have that long, this can do the trick.
Guided Meditation on Self Confidence: A bit longer…it’s 17 minutes, although that isn’t really SO long that it’s disruptive…if you have the time to get deeper into it, this is a good one. And for this one, you don’t have to close your eyes, the video is very beautiful and serene.
There are tons more out there…any Youtube search will turn up a bunch more. Anyone else know any good ones, or any other meditation tips or mantras that work?