There are many ways to meditate.
The goal for meditating to reduce stress is to simply calm the mind.
Some people prefer to sit in a quiet spot, perhaps in the same chair every day. You can burn incense, put on soothing music, light candles and hold crystals. Whatever you feel you need to do to enter a state of relaxation will work.
Walking is a good meditation tool for me.
I like to go for a walk every day if at all possible. I find that when I'm walking, I do a lot of thinking. Sometimes I'm able to work through problems with people. Sometimes I work through problems in my work. Other times, I just walk around, listening to my favourite tunes on my ipod and smile at people, dogs and babies.
Everyone reacts to stress in different ways. You may become irritable and angry. You may withdraw. You may scream and fly into rages. Perhaps you burst into tears for no reason.
You need to take time for you.
If you get a fifteen minute break at work, instead of sitting around gossiping or having a smoke, go for a really brisk walk. If you can't get outside, do a few flights of stairs.
When I had an office job, I brought a pair of sneakers to throw on for my breaks. Getting away from the desk even for five minutes and getting the blood flowing can really wake you up and bring you back to life.
Don't focus on negative thoughts. If you're working through a problem, think of a positve outcome for everyone. Think in terms of abundance and manifest a productive future.
A positve attitude sometimes just needs a few minutes to peak through in our busy lives.
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