21 Pilots has come out with a very timely single this summer, Level of Concern. It is a wonderful combination of lyrics that deal with stress and quarantine loneliness set to a danceable tune.
This year, more than ever, is demanding a great deal from each of us. It continues to require that we show up, learn new skills and learn to cope with greater and greater levels of uncertainty. (And to sometimes dance our cares away.)
Many experts describe mindfulness as a tool that calms a very busy mind and stressed body.
Here are two resources for mindfulness tips that might be useful right now.
- Lea Walters, Founding Director of the Center for Positive Psychology in Australia, is a professor of psychology and mindfulness teacher. In a video posted by The Guardian, she discusses how to focus on the activities we do day to day in a very present way. This depth of focus and presence releases serotonin and calms us down.
- Vox columnist, Sigal Samuel, recently interviewed meditation teacher and mindfulness practitioner Tara Brach for her ideas on how to best cope during this pandemic. Ms. Brach has increased her meditation practices, and often turns to nature to refresh. She suggests modifying our news intake as a helpful tool. For her complete list of ideas, check out the full interview. She also has many guided meditations and talks posted online.
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