What to Do When Meditating for Stress Relief Stresses You Out

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You or your loved one needed some stress relief, so you decided to try meditating. But then it all seemed to go wrong and you were more stressed out after trying to meditate than you were beforeElder-Care-in-Sharpsville-PA you tried it. That’s not how this is supposed to go, but what’s a beginner to do? The good news is that there really isn’t a wrong way to learn how to meditate.



The first key of meditating effectively is to breathe deeply and evenly. If nothing else, spend the time while you’re supposed to be meditating focusing on your breathing. Sometimes your loved one may be the one having a difficult time with meditating. Instead of letting her get frustrated about the situation, practice breathing together.


Let it Go

Meditation doesn’t have to be perfect. There’s really not a right or wrong way to do it because the basic idea is to clear your mind and to spend that time relaxing. That said, if you or your loved one feel like meditation isn’t working for you, look at why you feel that way. Try letting go of your expectations for meditation and just focus on the actions.


Don’t Give Up

Many people try meditating once or twice, find it difficult, and then give up. Your loved one might feel frustrated about not doing something correctly right out of the gate. Keep going. If you give up now, you might not ever be able to get the benefits you’re looking for from meditation. Most things that are worthwhile in life take a bit of effort to learn, and meditation is definitely one of those activities.


Ask for Advice

There are plenty of people in your life who can help you learn to meditate more effectively. Your loved one’s doctor is a good source of information, particularly if he recommended meditation for your loved one. Elder care providers, friends, counselors, and fellow support group members are other excellent sources of help. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. You can also try reading books about meditation or using guided meditation tapes or DVDs to help you learn how to meditate.

Once you let go of the perfectionism, you and your loved one can have fun with meditation and make it your own.


The staff at CareGivers Plus is available to talk with you and your family about all of your needs. CareGivers Plus provides quality and affordable elder care in Sharpsville, PA and the surrounding areas. Call 724-638-7110 for more information.


About Robert Devine

Robert Devine is Owner and Administrator at Caregivers Plus Home Health Care of Hermitage, PA.

Whether it’s conversation and company, or just eating a meal together, having someone to sit and visit with can help make for a happier, healthier life.

Caregivers Plus has been operating as a locally owned family-operated home care agency in Mercer County since 1994.