Although I’m not the best at meditating (I can only last a few minutes before my mind starts to wander off), guided meditation helps me to relax. When I’m stuck feeling anxious, and I can’t seem to bring myself down, listening to someone’s soothing voice always calm me down. I’ve realized I’m very dependent on my family to calm me down when having an anxiety attack, but I know my family can’t always be there when one strikes! I feel so much better today than I did yesterday, but this was because I was able to talk myself back down to a level one, ask God for strength, and take a few minutes last night to tune into a meditative video. Here are some helpful resources for guided meditation.
- The Honest Guys
I guess it was just a matter of time before I found one like this. I did not expect to enjoy this one as much as I did. I let go of all my worries and handed them to my guardian angel, at least for the night. Although the title of this one is Banishing Depression, this one helped me to stop thinking and just relax for the night. The visuals of the video are beautiful, too. I sneaked a peek while I was supposed to have my eyes closed.
2. Donna Stewart Guided Meditations
I have this saved on my phone so I can get access to it easily when I need it. It’s a five-minute video I can use to get my breathing under control when I’m feeling anxious. I notice I start to feel upset to my stomach, and my shoulders start to round when an anxiety attack is coming on. I want to stop this before I start hyperventilating, and this video teaches me how to breathe through it. When I feel like I can’t catch my breath, the anxiety kicks up a few more levels. I like this guided meditation because it’s short, and I can calmly step away from the situation that’s making me nervous and come back to it later more relaxed.
A therapist I spoke to suggested I listen to videos that teach me how to practice deep breathing. It has helped me tremendously along with these guided meditation videos. I will be focusing on reducing my dependency on my husband to calm me down and instead focus on calming myself down. I hope to talk later myself out of an anxiety attack on my own but for now, these videos will do!