I apologize that it has been over a month since my last post. Since then, I have moved to college, had a few weeks of classes, and have had so many new experiences with going to football games, joining organizations, and meeting new people.
One of the classes that all First-Year students are required to take is Personal Responsibility and Wellness. It is all about health and fitness as you probably guessed. A few days ago, my professor had all students sit up in their chairs, close their eyes, and focus on their breathing (and nothing else) for two minutes. She called this “mindful meditation”. I would consider college life extremely fast paced- there is always something to do, somewhere to be, someone to talk to- and it never seems to slow down. My professor said that one thing college students must do in order to be well is to engage in some form of meditation often.
You could call it meditating, resting your mind, or simply relaxing, but doing something that draws the stress from your body and allows you to breathe with no tension or pressure is ideal. Go for a walk when you don’t have a time crunch, spend time reading the Bible, or just close your eyes and focus on your breath for a few minutes. Because when life gets crazy, so does your mind, and it’s so much better for your health to let those thoughts go and live in the present.
(I promise I will be posting more frequently & thank you for reading)