According to the American Psychological Association, 41.6% of college students have anxiety and 36.4% have depression. As a college student that experiences forms of both anxiety and depression, I like to do various things to help me cope with those feelings. Reading, writing and listening to music help me with my anxiety and depression, but what helps me the most is meditating. Meditation helps relieve stress and there are distinct types of meditation that do so.
Several types of meditation are used for specific types of stress in your life. I do “Loving-Kindness Meditation” and “Breath Awareness Meditation” to help myself relax, the methods of which come from Medical News Today.
- Find time to be by yourself and find a place where you are comfortable. Once you have found the time and place, close your eyes, relax your body and take deep breaths.
- Now, imagine experiencing…