Developing a Sense of Meaning and Purpose in Life

This could be through your job, volunteering, learning new skills, or exploring your spirituality. Developing coping skills, which are methods you use to deal with stressful situations. They may help you face a problem, take action, be flexible, and not easily give up in solving it.

Meditation, which is a mind and body practice where you learn to focus your attention and awareness. There are many types, including mindfulness meditation and transcendental meditation. Meditation usually involves

A Quiet Location with as Few Distractions as Possible

A specific, comfortable posture. This site could be sitting, lying down, walking, or another position. A focus of attention, such as a specially chosen word or set of words, an object, or your breathing An open attitude, where you try to let distractions come and go naturally without judging them. Relaxation techniques are practices you do to produce your body’s natural relaxation response. This slows down your breathing, lowers your blood pressure, and reduces muscle tension and stress. Types of relaxation techniques include
Progressive relaxation, where you tighten and relax different muscle groups, sometimes while using mental imagery or breathing exercises.
Guided imagery, where you learn to focus on positive images in your mind, to help you feel more relaxed and focused. Biofeedback, where you use electronic devices to learn to control certain body functions, such as breathing, heart rate, and muscle tension.
Self-hypnosis, where the goal is to get yourself into a relaxed, trance-like state when you hear a certain suggestion or see a specific cue
Deep breathing exercises, which involve focusing on taking slow, deep, even breaths
It’s also important to recognize when you need to get help. Talk therapy and/or medicines can treat mental disorders. If you don’t know where to get treatment, start by contacting your primary care provider.