Reduce Stress with Daily Mindfulness | Jia Jian (Melvin) Ang | Skillshare
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4 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Introduction to Daily Mindfulness

      1:24
    • 2. Practicing Daily Mindfulness

      6:10
    • 3. Self-Reflection and Daily Mindfulness

      2:48
    • 4. Conclusion

      0:32
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In today's society, stress is more and more prevalent in all of our lives. As we generally know, stress isn't good for us long term. It would be wise for us to understand what it is doing to us and to put things in place to help reduce it. That is where this course comes in to play.

Whether we are aware of it or not, there are many non-physical stressors in our lives that are chronic and long term. It can be anything from professional life, personal life, societal and environmental. The scary thing is that sometimes we aren't even aware that these things are causing us stress.

This course shows us what long term high stress levels will do to us, the effects it has on our bodies and ways we can reduce it. The main thing covered in this course is daily mindfulness and how to practice it to reduce stress. Daily mindfulness is a great skill to have to be more present and aware of our daily lives. Having awareness will helps us identify, accept and control our inner state which can have a huge impact on reducing stress. A little bit of attention paid to our everyday lives may be just the thing we need to change our perspective and reduce stress!

Hope you all gain a lot from this course and I truly hope that we all may experience less stress in our lives!

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Jia Jian (Melvin) Ang

Head Coach at Infinite Personal Training

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Hello, I'm Jia Jian (Melvin)

I am a Personal Trainer and Head Coach at Infinite Personal Training. Due to content moderation, this page focuses on Mindset, Mindfulness and Lifestyle to create and achieve in fitness, health and weight.

My mission is to inspire others to be inspiring by changing lifestyle habits and creating a sustainable lifestyle that you will enjoy while achieving the results that you desire to achieve!

We have always had the passion for creating new and better lifestyles for people in the wider community. Our approach is simple and sustainable while building a supportive community throughout your journey. Expect support and guidance with accountability to achieve the greatness you have always wanted. To see you thrive is the reason why we do what ... See full profile

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1. Introduction to Daily Mindfulness: Hello everyone and welcome to this course on daddy mindfulness for stress reduction. As we all know, stress plays a major factor in our lives and to be able to manage it is a good skill to have in order for a more fulfilling life and lifestyle. So stress is some. There should only be short-term For us. It gives us up to do work or to get something done. But for the long-term is where the problems start coming in. Our bodies need a balance between rest, relaxation, and calmness and stress. Okay, so as we move forward in society, we can see that stress is becoming more and more prevalent in our lives are this, of course, is not a good thing. The reason is that a good thing is because we are now lacking the balance of rest and relaxation with stress. Stresses become the dominant factor from the moment we wake up until the moment we sleep. There are many things that can cause us stress, even if we're unaware of it. These things can be in terms of our Cory's professional life, family, relationships, societal and environmental. The more we can be aware of what is causing our stress, the more chance we give ourselves the control it and reduce it. This is where daily mindfulness comes in in order for us to truly be aware and to control and reduce our stress, we need to be aware of it and what causes it. This is what the course will go through daily marvelous to help us identify a set and control in order to reduce our stress levels. 2. Practicing Daily Mindfulness: Okay, so now we're going to speak a bad daily mindfulness to reduce stress in their daily mindfulness is key in order for us to be a little bit more aware of ourselves and our mental patterns in our daily lives, which can have a massive play in having stress put on us or stress relief from us. Now because sometimes the greatest lessons are found within the smallest events. Well, when we go through our daily lives, how much attention do we put into our lives? The small moments that good parts with that families, friends, and colleagues. To ask ourselves, when we are in these small Daylian Cain is, are we resisting them or are we accepting them? Once we are able to truthfully answer this question, we can realize if we are putting stress on ourselves or if we are believing it from ourselves. It is in these moments that we can truly see ourselves and how we are mentally. It is in these moments that we can truly learn about ourselves. If we're resisting a daily in Canada's, we are unhappy or we resist or resent the people or situations that happen to us. We are putting ourselves in a state of stress and no one else. We're actively choosing to put ourselves only in a static stress. Many in Canada we go through in our daily lives, we have no control of, I'm sure we've all heard of the quote, we can't control what happens to us, but we can control how we react. And it is in how we react. That is the most important thing. If we choose the whole resentment in our hearts, we are only hurting ourselves. The situation is already over, but we are forcing ourselves to still live within their situation because we are resisting and holding on. And so minds Kate, racing, we put ourselves in a state of fight or flight, even though everything is already over, everything is calm. So what are we fighting of flying from exactly? Can we see how we are causing ourselves a lot of unnecessary stress? The situation around us can be in a state of calm, but we're the only ones that are in the state of stress because we have put ourselves in that situation. That is the power of our minds. It can also go the other way when the situation is chaotic, Do we have the ability to remain calm and see the situation for what it is, not how we ourselves painted the situation in our own perceptions. When we don't let go, when we resist, we force ourselves to live with the burden in our hearts. We keep ourselves in a state of unease and therefore, we stress about how we can manage this. And there is a great quote by Carrie Fisher and it goes like this. Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. We are unaware of ourselves and how we are reacting. We are letting the external circumstances and conditions control that in a state when, when resent whatever happened or whoever did something, we are the ones who are being poisoned. A resentment and non-acceptance does not affect anyone else or anything else. It is affecting us. This is how a lack of daily mindfulness can burden us or can be a burden to ourselves and our own stress levels, right? So this is why it's very important to adopt daily mindfulness so we can understand how we ourselves react internally. And that's when change can start. On the other hand, if we choose this separate, a separate situations and the things that happen in their daily lives, then a whole story changes. In order to truly feel peace and relaxation, we must accept what goes on around us. There is a lessening everything for us. The thing is we need to accept the situation in order for us to truly embrace and learn the lesson. That does not mean we should tolerate everything. If things need attention, give it attention. If it can be fixed, fix it, but go through this process with a mindset that there are many things that we do not have control over. Where we have less control than we think. And surrendering that power that we never had in the first place is very important to relieving so much of the stress we face today. Daily mindfulness is about being aware of what happens around us. And more importantly, being aware of how we react and how we feel when these things arise. It is about understanding that there is so much data out of their control. And more importantly, it is being OK with that. It is accepting the circumstances we are in and learning from them. Everything we encounter in our daily lives can be a lesson in disguise. We just need to have the awareness, the sale. The first slide we saw on this daily in Canada section was sometimes the greatest lessons are found within the smallest events. Instead of trying to put blame on somebody, accept the fact that we don't know the full story behind their actions. There is a lifetime of experiences that have went through that we are unaware of. Capacity for knowledge is massive, but the actual knowledge that we have is very small. So everything we are judging is taking place on a pin head. How is that fair on the person we are judging? This doesn't mean that the actions are wrong. This also doesn't mean that the, that the other person shouldn't be punished. But the thing is that we should not hold hatred or resentment in our hearts because air, resentment and hatred does not hurt them at all. It does not punish them only us. This is about us. Daily mindfulness and reducing stress is first and foremost an individual thing. It would be a mistake for us not to pay attention in our daily matters as every moment in our lives can serve as a teaching moment, changes. Lessons and realizations come in different ways. Ways in which we would have never imagined as ordinary as our lives may seem to the eye. If we pay more attention, we would say that every day is filled with moments that flicker by. These moments are when, if we choose to open ourselves up to them, we can learn to open our hearts and minds to be more aware and understanding of ourselves and others and to reflect upon our thoughts. Resistance equals stress and assistance equals pace. Long-term stress only counsel me constantly resist and go against something. Stress leaves us when we set and go with what we have no control over, work with it instead of against it. And you will find it easier to come up with solutions. That is what daily mindfulness is about. It is first and foremost that an individual task to have daily mindfulness or we can be more aware of how we act and react in the daily encounters that we live through, okay, that is what daily mindfulness is about. 3. Self-Reflection and Daily Mindfulness: Okay, now I'm gonna talk about self-reflection because self-reflection is a major part when we talk about daily mindfulness and being aware of bringing awareness to a state and what happens outside of us. Or ASA, self-reflection is the beginning of all in the pace and growth. There are. So one of the most important parts of daily mindfulness is self-reflection. And the biggest thing which reflect on is how we are during our daily encounters. Specifically as stated above, if we are resisting or accepting. One of the things we can be aware and reflect on my situations arise is whether or not we are reacting or responding. There's a huge difference between reacting and responding. And the one we choose will ultimately lead to whether or not we resist or a set. Okay, so let's see what the difference is. You get a reaction is a subconscious reaction. It is instinctual, right? It is more luck autopilot, and there's not much door that is put into it, if any at all, or art. So when we react, we don't think about the implications of what we do or what we say. We just act on impulse we are feeling at that time. Now this can obviously lead to other issues and disagreements which can cause stress on us physically or mentally. Now let's look at what a responses, responses more thoughtful. It is done with conscious effort and take situational awareness. When we respond, we think first about the possible outcomes before saying or acting. Or are, we can sit up what is best for ourselves and others before we do anything, right? This is a good way to stop any sort of conflict or anything that can cause physical or mental stress. The key here is to stay calm, which is the opposite of stress. Before we react, have a small pause and think whether or not this is a good idea for us. That's small pores is all we need for some awareness. That can be the difference between reacting or responding, resisting, or accepting. So the question we should ask ourselves is, would you rather be the person who creates calm and pace or an unpredictable person that we act on impulse and causes disruption. It is up to us and us. Finally, if we choose to respond, we may feel like we are losing. But that is just at IGA talking. There is nothing better than long-term peace and calm. So if the ego rises and tells us that we are losing, just know that when it's all over, we can return to common pace. And that is the ultimate victory, right? That is what self-reflection is all about, is about reflecting on oneself and how we have reacted. Yes, so we can understand true the ADA core, what triggers us and what triggers the stress. If we do not self-reflect, if we never self-reflect, that we can never really understand how we work as human beings individually or as a self-reflection is key in terms of improving our daily mindfulness. I'm in terms of reducing the stress that is in our daily lives. 4. Conclusion: There can be so much more that can be said on this topic. And I'm sure there are others out there that can spread this message far better than I can. But the main point I hope we can all receive is to start to pay more attention to our daily lives. Pay more attention to the situations we encounter in how we react. Stress is a major factor for health issues, so it would be wise to try and reduce it. The simplest way we can start to reduce our stress is through daily mindfulness of what goes on around us and what goes on inside us. Thank you all for putting time into my horse. I really hope you have gotten something out of it.