Lord Knows We Need to Unplug for a Bit!

Hey BAye Hive Tribe!!

I hope you guys are doing as well as can be expected with all that's going on across the country and the world. After participating in protests and reading and giving my opinion on Police Brutality and Race relations, I began to get overwhelmed. It's perfectly okay to unplug and take a mental break. It's a form of self-care and you all know I'm a big advocate of self-care.


The word meditation simply is defined as to be in a continuous contemplative thought or to simply just think about doing something. We all have different types of stress in our lives. Some of us are stressed out over a job, or maybe a relationship, or children, or if you are like most of us you are stressed over the state of the world we live in today. Taking the time to meditate in your own relaxing way will help with the stress you are feeling. I have learned that worrying about what is stressing you will not help solve the situation that is upsetting 

You may think that taking time out of your already busy life to meditate is ridiculous, but it is not ridiculous. It will absolutely help calm your nerves which will help you relax enough to sit down and calmly work out the situation that is upsetting you. I found that I can relax and meditate by sitting and relaxing in a hot bubble bath. If you are worried about not having enough time to sit and relax in a hot tub maybe you can just go outside for a breath of fresh air and take time to just collect your thoughts. 

If the kids are stressing you out you know how easy it can be to lose your temper with the kids. So that things don't get out of control, you can do breathing exercises to help meditate you. Let the kids go outside for a few minutes or maybe let them watch a movie or whatever they like to do within reason for a few minutes so that you can get your thoughts together when meditating. Breathe in and out slowly and take time to think about what options you have to control the situation that has upset you. With having to deal with our children, our jobs, our relationships and/or our finances, it's a wonder we all can even go on every day. 

Find a way of meditation that will work for you and you will see that even if it's for only a few minutes that will be a few minutes you don't have to worry about things. If you don't want to go on the Internet to find ways to relax then go to your library in your town. There will be many, many books on relaxation by meditation. When you are in a place like the library you can actually just relax in that environment where it is quiet and relaxing. Get you 2 or 3 books and find the one that will help you the most. 

You know you can also write down notes on the other books you have read. Maybe check out a couple of books that talk about different ways of meditating and write down the chapters that interest you the most. Even if you start out by just learning how to have peace of mind that is a very big accomplishment. After you have found peace of mind you can then start working on the daily things in your life that has left you feeling empty inside. Remember you can have the life you have dreamed of if you just take the time to learn ways to help you with relaxation techniques. You can find fulfillment in your life and definitely make a difference in your life and the lives of others who feel the pressures of every day life. 

Whether you find meditation and relaxation techniques through books, tapes or even exercises; you will find that when your life is free of every day stress you can then start to find solutions to the many different problems in your life in a calm peaceful way. You can go on line and find self help tapes about meditation. Do you want to just settle on a life that can make you miserable day after day? You may feel so empty inside that you feel as if you have no purpose in life. 

Please unplug. Please unplug. Please unplug. Your mental health and self-care are essential to keep moving forward. You won't always be able to clear your mind during meditation. We're human. That takes a boat load of practice. However, you need to take time to yourself to clear your mind of the negativity and try to do something positive. Do something that makes you happy.

So what do you guys think? Do you any strategies to relieve stress? Was this helpful? Drop your personal experiences in the comments!

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To your happiness and success!!

Until Next Time! Stay Beautiful!

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