I encourage everyone to learn meditation! I have been initiated with the transcendental meditation movement in Iowa for years and it is seriously one of the best places to live and one of the best things a person can practice. Whenever I have negative thoughts or get stressed, I just recite my mantra in my head and breathe. It settles me instantly. You don’t have to be initiated in order to meditate. Pick a soothing thing to think about or a word (mantra) to focus all your attention on and just think and sit and relax while breathing and thinking about it. I promise you’ll love the results.
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I feel like i’m improving on this. I’m starting to be able to speak up for myself, but I’m still not the level I’d like to be. I just can’t help but feel like I’m going to drive people away if I start telling them what I want and stop letting them get their way. I know it’s terrible to think that way because I deserve what I want, after all, I don’t ask for much, but it’s so hard for me. I even feel guilty after speaking up because I feel bad for the person who doesn’t get their way. I especially feel this way towards my boyfriend, and I know he gets annoyed when I don’t tell him what I want.
I always seems to be able to get up right when my alarm goes off, even if i’m really tired. I enjoy laying in bed for a few seconds and thinking of all the fun things I’ll get to do on this brand new day. I set little goals for myself everyday and look forward to getting up and fulfilling them or trying again tomorrow.