Practicing Mindfulness in South America

By Marie Miguel | 21 January, 2022

There are many beautiful sights in South America that you should keep in mind, especially at times when you are feeling stressed or anxious. It can be difficult to remember how many things are out there when you are feeling frazzled or upset. Here’s a look at some things you can do to help you remember.

Practicing Mindfulness

One thing that may be able to help you relax when you are feeling burned out is to practice mindfulness. This is a meditation technique that allows for you to slow down and stay in the present time. You may choose to practice mindfulness on a small scale at home, or work with a therapist for more advanced techniques.

How does it work?

Instead of being worried about a problem or something that may affect you in the future, mindfulness allows you to stay present in the moment that you are currently in. To do this, you direct your attention to your current time and place. You can accomplish this in a number of different ways, and they aren’t difficult.

For example, when you feel anxiety start, you can try to look around the room and name all the objects that are a certain color. Additionally, you may close your eyes and picture ten things that are in the room that you are in. Either of these options may be able to help you take some time to relax and get your thoughts together. In some instances, thinking about something else can give your mind the time to process problems that you thought were impossible.

What To Do

Anytime you would like to find out as much about mindfulness as you can, it may be beneficial to work with a therapist. They should be able to provide you advice on the best options to consider when it comes to practicing mindfulness. A professional may also be able to help you work on addressing your moods, where you can improve the way you feel overall. In other words, it may lead to you feeling more happiness when you work with a therapist. When you want to work on your emotions, or feel like you are incapable of feeling happy, a counselor might be the proper resource to lean on. Consider reaching out for their support.

For further details on happiness and how it is addressed in therapy, you can read articles on this site.

There are also a few things you can practice at home, which may be able to improve your mood and change your stress level.

Listen

When a person you care about is talking to you, stop what you are doing and listen to them. Sometimes you may be doing something else or worrying about a different matter, but when you refrain from doing these things and pay attention to what a friend or family member is saying, this can help you stay in the moment you are in. This may also be able to limit some of the worry you are feeling.

Take a Moment

Another thing that you can do when you are feeling anxious is to take a moment to yourself. During this time, use one of your senses to keep you grounded. Take notice of what you are hearing, feeling, seeing, smelling, or tasting if this is applicable. These things can remind you that you are at home, and you are not in any danger.

Exercise

You may also want to start an exercise routine if you do not currently have one. Not only can exercise help you improve your overall health, but it might also help you work on your stress levels. Since exercising can help you burn calories, you may not have the energy to lay awake at night and worry. Moreover, when you are clearing your mind to start your workout, this may be able to help you put some things that are plaguing you into perspective.

Overview

Feel free to try these mindfulness exercises to see if they make a difference in your own life. You should also talk to a therapist if you feel like your stress, anxiety, or your moods need to be addressed and you are unsure how. A mental health professional should be able to provide you with information that can assist you.

Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health- related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.


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