This is an incredibly tense and divided time. Take 12 minutes out of your day to try this Mindful Live guided meditation to “gather your attention, and consider what would really serve you, your self-care, and your capacity for resilience.” Meditation can help us slow down and ease anxiety by taking a break to fully exist in the present.
Check out the video to follow along with the guided meditation or follow the G.R.A.C.E. steps here:
G Stands for Gathering Attention
Take a moment to gather your attention by focusing on the sound of your breath or a surrounding object– anything that will gather your attention in one place.
R Stands for Recalling Intention
Next, remember your intention for why you’re here today. It could be to practice self-care or become more resilient. Our intentions are gifts for ourselves. So once you recall it, let it go.
A Stands for Attuning to Self and Others
Attune yourself by doing a brief full body scan and checking in with your body. Notice any particular sensations you’re experiencing. Then, think about attuning to others. Bring awareness of our interconnectedness into the space.
C Stands for Considering What Would Serve
Now take a moment to consider what would serve you, your self-care and your capacity for resilience. What do you need to make you feel more at peace?
E Stands for Ethical Ending and Engagement
Finally, choose one wise action you can take for yourself. Consider the next step for you. Take a deep breath in and out, begin to feel your feet on the floor, then, when you’re ready, slowly open your eyes.