Meditation for Unemployment Anxiety
Posted on January 13th, 2021
This is my first time trying something like this so I’m hoping it’s not a complete and epic fail. 🤞🏼
But over the past year meditation has become such an integral part of my life that I figured I’d give it a go! This one is specifically for unemployment anxiety. As a freelance casting associate I am used to the cycle of being happily employed only to blink and to then find myself looking for the next gig. As a driven individual I always find my anxiety levels go through the ROOF when I’m not working. I love structure and the sense of purpose a job gives. I always struggle when I’m not on a project, but my anxiety is even more heightened due to covid and the unknowns the pandemic has created on our every day lives.
So if this resonates with you then you’ve come to the right place!
It’s about a 8ish meditation so feel free to repeat as much as needed. Depending on your anxiety level this might not even begin to scratch the surface.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
I think it’s important to access your energy levels. Sometimes anxiety can manifest as a hyper restless energy. If that’s you right now I would do something to RELEASE that energy before you start. Dance around your room, workout, etc. It will make the process a lot less painful. Trust me!
And make sure you are COMFY.
It doesn’t have to be the standard seated meditation. Maybe lying down is more your vibe. When it comes to the mind we have enough distractions to deal with that we don’t need to worry about ‘is my spine straight enough’, blah, blah, blah.
And most importantly, with this meditation or any meditation, if something doesn’t resonate with you then just IGNORE it. You are your own teacher and only you know what will serve you best. The only thing I will say is to be patient because breathwork can be boring AF at times. It’s easy to quit halfway and instead turn to scrolling insta. But it’s only through sticking with it that we start to see the benefits. ✨
With that being said, it’s time to get your zen on.