The ONE Mental Shift You Need For Love Extravaganza
3. Repeat step two and when the breath comes in feel your chest fill up with air; when you release it, feel how the air flows out through your mouth. You can say to yourself, “Rising” on inhalation, and, “falling” on exhalation if you’d like.
4. Continue this practice for the next few minutes, and if you find yourself distracted by negative back to the thoughts or planning, you can revert your attention back to your breath.
5. If you have overwhelming thoughts of negativity about yourself, you can imagine treating yourself as a friend or a child who needs comforting, let those negative thoughts go and send yourself feelings of love. Then return your attention to breathing.
6. When your timer goes off, close your session by wishing yourself love, and start your day.
With time, mediation allows your negative feelings to come up and give you the opportunity to examine them from a detached perspective. It allows you to sit with yourself and gives you time for self care. When you feel supported, your relationships will benefit, including your romantic ones.
Mediation by focusing on your breath also allows you to be present in a moment. When you are having a loving evening with your partner, you can draw on this practice and really enjoy the moment and the event instead of retreating to your head with worry about what you should look like or how you think you should be behaving. Focusing on the moment and being present in the situation will ultimately improve your relationship with your partner, give you the confidence to express yourself and most importantly, help you truly accept yourself.