How do you know if you’re stressed? What can you do if you suffer from stress? Can meditation help? You’ll learn some meditation vocabulary and the basics on how to meditate in this very calm, peaceful and relaxing podcast.
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Suggest you – suggested TO you / suggested that you speak about Mexico
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Winter Weather – http://www.inglespodcast.com/187
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prepositions: I came back in Spain – TO Spain / close from my family and friends – close TO my family
Pronunciation of ’anxiety’
How do we deal with stress?
The 4 As – Avoid, Alter, Adapt, Accept
Avoid the things that cause your stress.
Try to alter situations when stress arises.
If you can’t remove the thing/person that is stressing you out, then adapt your behaviour to cope with it/them.
Accept that some stressful situations are unavoidable and just do what you can to get through them.
Perhaps the key idea, summarising all of the above is not to be a perfectionist. Things will not always go the way you’d like them to and you have to deal with that.
To be aware
To focus on your breath/breathing
Inhale = breathe in / exhale = breathe out
To wander – when the mind wanders
How to Meditate
1) Find a quiet and comfortable place to sit.
2) Set a time limit.
3) Feel your breath. Follow the sensation of your breath as it goes in and out. Focus on your abdomen or just under your nose.
4) Notice when your mind has wandered, but don’t judge your thoughts.
5) Keep bringing your focus back to your breathing.
Discussion (disclaimer: we are not doctors or therapists!)
What other ways are there of dealing with stress? How do you deal with it?
How do you know if you’re suffering from stress?
Do you think stress is ever useful or necessary?
What stresses you out?
Help Guide: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/stress-management.htm
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