By Tammy Mastroberte, bestselling author, “The Universe is Talking to You”
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Would you like to easily tame stress and overwhelm to help yourself to get unstuck — and start noticing signs around you to help you get there?
Whether you are trying to get unstuck and move forward in some area of your life and make positive changes in your life, or you’re trying to just open up to signs and synchronicity around you, which I talk about in my book, “The Universe is Talking to You,” or if you’re just trying to calm down some of the stress overwhelm and chaos around you, the best thing that you can do is to do what I call mini meditations throughout the day.
You may have heard the seemingly endless benefits of benefits of meditation, and most people think of meditating as sitting for 20, 30 or 40 minutes at a time with the intention of quieting the mind. But the truth is, meditation — even with a mind that is constantly trailing off and thinking about to-do’s and more — relieves stress and retrains the brain. And thanks to neuroscience, we now know you can get those same benefits with shorter meditations spread throughout the day.
This is especially true when you feel stuck in some area of your life, and are looking for clarity and to relive some stress that you are feeling in your current situation. You also want to move back into the present moment throughout the day so you can notice the signs the Universe, your angels and guides are sending your way to help you move forward. This is especially true if you have been praying for and asking for help or divine intervention.
What makes mini meditations — between 1 to 3 minutes — throughout the day so wonderful, is it interrupts the stress cycle and the loops we find ourselves and our brain in throughout the day. I recommend setting an alarm of your phone, or tying in the meditations with something you do routinely at least four times a day to start.
For example, you could do it in the morning before you get out of bed, on your lunch break, before driving home from work or in the car outside the house before heading inside, and then right before you go to sleep at night.
There is also a Mindfulness Bell app for both iPhone and Android that can be set to go off at certain times throughout the day as a reminder as well.
Here is how it works:
- Alarm goes off and you stop what you are doing.
- Close your eyes and take a deep breath in and out.
- Repeat a mantra for 60 seconds to three minutes, such as “Release,” “Let Go,” “All is well,” “Relax,” or whatever feels good to you.
- If your mind wanders off, no worries. Just guide it back to the mantra.
- Then open your eyes and go back to your day.
It tames the chaos around you. It calms your stress and overwhelm. It brings you back to the present moment so you can notice the subtle signs the Universe is sending to guide and direct you.
In my Get Unstuck Toolkit, which is the ultimate spiritual toolkit to get unstuck in any area of your life using simple spiritual tools in the right combination, I includes mini meditation mp3s that you can use throughout the day — along many other tools to help you get unstuck, including custom prayers for 8 main areas of life, a mini video course and more!
The more you slow down throughout the day using mini meditation — especially in conjunction with prayer and all the other tools I share in the Get Unstuck Toolkit — things will start flowing for you again. You will be guided to solutions, feel calmer and more clear-headed to act on that guidance, and you will begin moving closer to creating a life you love.