Monday, June 27, 2011



I think it is very very very important to quiet the mind when you want to destress yourself.

I quiet my mind several times a day but formally about three times a day.  Crazy?  Maybe!  I just know that my mind can run on auto pilot and create all kinds of unnecessary thoughts that cause unnecessary emotions.  When I say unnecessary, I am talking about thoughts and emotions that are fleeting and negative that drain me and that are not useful or desirable.

If you know me, really know me, you know that my mood is elevated all of the time and I know this is so because of my ability to take responsibility for my thoughts, feelings, and actions which is my attitude.

Everyday, first thing in the morning, some time at lunch, and before I go to bed at night, I do some sort of meditation.  I usually take a few deep breaths, relax my body, and then I just focus on my breathing and my heart beat.

My favorite meditations are releasing worry and a patient mind.

Releasing Worry is when I just release any kind of worry, and this relaxes my mind.

Patient Mind is a meditation that creates ummm... a patient mind, he he he.  I use to do this one all of the time and what it has done is given me the ability to see that I can be patient at anytime and any where, even in the most irritating circumstances.  It is a habit I created to replace my negative (unnecessary) emotions that were my stressful habits in the past.

Do you know anyone that meditates?  I do and the majority of them are happy and consider themselves successful.  Successful in that they really enjoy their life.  The definition of success is happiness and enjoying life.  Many people equate money with success but if you explore it deeper we want that money because we think it will bring more happiness so, we all just want to be happy, really.

Try meditating to this video, make it a habit, and just watch yourself create happiness, energy, and vitality.  But please, please, please don't believe me, try it for yourself.

Have a super duper week and don't forget to have fun and be playful.

Speak soon...

Elizabeth Stanfill

If you feel like you really need to destress yourself, take a look at my How to Destress Book.