Today I want to share with you a simple meditation exercise for those gray days when nothing is really wrong but somehow you don’t feel good. I felt somehow strange when I woke up because of a bad dream. Did this meditation and immediately felt light and happy.
Happiness is always in you, just sometimes you need a little help to bring it out.
When you feel stressed or worry about tomorrow. Try this simple mini meditation. It is easy, only takes 3 minutes but can do wonders.
When you are ready
Find a quiet place where you can be in peace for the next 3 minutes.
If it’s possible sit and make yourself comfortable, if there is no possibility to sit stand up straight with back against the wall.
Close your eyes and take a deep breath, hold 3 seconds and exhale, hold 5 seconds and inhale. Repeat 5 times.
This will calm you and clear your mind.
Think of at least 5 things you are grateful for and say them out loud (if it is not possible whisper). It is important that you hear yourself.
Gratitude is very powerful positive emotion.
Smile. Make a BIG smile from ear to ear. It will look more like a grin, that is what we aim for. If there is a mirror you can use the effect will be better.
Reason is when your face makes expression of a smile your brain thinks you are happy and sends out “happy hormons”. But don’t do only smiling if you didn’t do breathing and gratitude before. Our brains are way too smart and soon it will understand your deception.
Now you are ready mentally and emotionally to deal with the world.
If you try it let me know how it worked out for you.