No one was prepared for the pandemic and havoc it created. The longer it lasts, the more likely it is for every one of us to experience high levels of stress. Additionally, job loss or reduced income put further strain on individuals and families. Meditation can be an effective way to manage these anxieties and deal with mental health. Most importantly, it puts us in a state of mind where we acknowledge negative thoughts, but learn how to let them pass.
- Meditation coach Lynne Goldberg calls the ability to remain calm our greatest superpower.
- With mindfulness, we simply observe negative thoughts and let them pass by.
- Goldberg urges people to feel compassionate and gentle toward themselves during tough times.
“While nearly half of the country off work and told to stay home, uncomfortable thoughts and feelings may arise such as fear of the unknown, anxiety about finances, and aggression toward people we live with.”