I’ve mentioned this 60-second meditation website a few times before in our discussions on meditation, how to stop overthinking, and how to keep your spirits high when life stinks — but we’ve never featured it in a Tool of the Trade, so I thought we would today.
Basically, you write in ONE thought that is bothering you, and you watch the thought physically get smaller as the moon gets farther away, while the site helps remind you of how infinite the universe is and how microscopic and unimportant this thought is.
Personally I find it really helpful for those anxious kinds of thoughts (for example, “monopolized the conversation at the dinner party last Saturday”) and less for those “something is actually wrong” kind of thoughts like “my loved one has cancer.”
I also like how it forces you to kind of prioritize your anxious thoughts and just write one — when I’m going through one of my anxiety loops I could easily shout out 5-10 things that are definitely, totally wrong.
The website is free; I highly recommend you bookmark it. Pixel Thoughts
Further Reading on Mini-Meditation:
- 12 Quick Mini-Meditations to Calm Your Mind and Body [Psychology Today]
- Meditation: Take a Stress Reduction Break Wherever You Are [Mayo Clinic]
- A 2-Minute Meditation to De-Stress and Feel Happier [Health]
- 5-Minute and Under Meditations for Beginners [Brit & Co]
- Quick 5-Minute Meditation for Effective Stress Releif [Very Well Mind]
Ladies, what are your favorite ways to reduce stress or otherwise practice 60-second meditation?
Love this, thanks for sharing :)
What word(s) did you choose?
As for myself: billable hours
There was something somewhat satisfying about watching those words get smaller and then disappear. If only they would do so in real life.
I feel like my face has gotten puffy lately, any recs/ fixes appreciated.
This is tough, and same issue for me.
Reducing my flour and sugar consumption, and alcohol, combined with more cardio exercise, helps me.
And, ice cold water!
water water water.
there’s a depuffing tea called “weightless” in the homeopathic teas section at whole foods
in a pinch–wash your face with coffee grinds.
Any recommendations for Japan? We have about 9 days – thinking of splitting between Kyoto, Tokyo, and one night in Hakone. Would love to hear about activities / restaurants / food!
So maybe this is the lawyer in me talking, but disclosing stressful thoughts to a random website? Uh, privacy considerations, anyone????
Kat, this is a Great site! Thanks for shareing.
OP, as an attorney and counselor at law, you should NOT put in confidential information or any information that is otherwise confidential or even embarrassing to you. Dad says you should remember a few points:
For example, do NOT name the specific client that is getting you stressed, or any specific financial information.
In your personal life, do NOT name your boyfriend’s last name, unless you trust the website, like this one, and the hive members who know about us already.
Finally, even if you are generally happy, do NOT put down anything relating to your or your boyfriend’s $exueal preferences, and what you do NOT like about what your DH or boyfriend wants you to do in bed with him.
If you follow these simple principles, you should be OK. If you have other questions, you can consult with the NYSBA Ethics office in Albany. YAY!!!