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Slowing Down in a Busy Day

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Our lives are busy. We tend to spend a lot of our day rushing from one thing to the next. This meditation allows you to slow down, find peace and serenity, and is particularly helpful if you have been feeling stressed or overwhelmed. 
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78 reflections
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grace
busy day
i learned that i should take moments to pause throughout the day
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Dana
A good thing to come back to
👍it was really good! I will keep this in mind! And save it somewhere for later pauses!
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Dane
Be Still
In stressful and busy days it's always so important to take the time out to still the mind and focus with breath and meditation to ground us to what is important.
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Harvey
Slowing down in a busy day
A great guided meditation that grants permission to simple be, remembrance of the importance of a complete and peaceful self for yourself and others.
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Charlotte
Taking time
I must find time to do this for me in my day - this will be my challenge today
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Mia
Inhabiting the present
When I live the present I am fully me. I become. When I let my mind wander I get lost, I lose my energy, my being dissolves in sound and fury...
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Reasa Falgoust
Trust
I need to trust myself to do the meditations and that the meditations will work for me. I can do this. Stop the effects of Stress that is killing my body.
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Geminie
Just relax and take time out of your busy day to just be calm
It's okay to feel anxious, just run with the feeling and don't try and stop it. Just accept it.
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Christine
Stillness
I learned that 3 minutes of stillness can really help me unwind after an entire day of endless tasks, annoyances, and noise.
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Kathryn
Session 1
I learned that, taking the time to just sit and let go of everything really can make a difference in yourself. As the meditation progressed, I felt myself letting go and just relaxing. I felt my tension dissipate. This was only my first day and I’m already happy with it.
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Hallie
Unwind
I learned that just simple breaths and reconnecting with my body can make such a difference.
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Kitkat
Tension
During this session, I noticed and felt all the tension that was surging through my whole body. All I needed was the simple awareness of my inhales and exhales.
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DorDor
Slowing Down
I was able to focus on the voice and breathing for a few seconds. This is really an accomplishment. I always am sad went the time is over or that I can't repeat. Or at least I think it doesn't work like that here. Even a few seconds of stress relief is great. Also I like your comments. Makes me feel supported. Wish I could give hugs.
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Mirage
First meditation
I learned that taking a few moments to myself just to slow down breathe and relax is very calming and helpful
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Steven
Feeling supported
The chair I am sitting in is a real reminder and metaphor for all the support I have in my life - these Aura meditations being among them. Thank you.
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Katie
You can’t half-a** this!
I️ tried simultaneously getting something done and meditating. It did not work! Three minutes is such a small time to devote to stillness. My body and mind deserve at least three minutes a day, if not more.
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Olivia
Taking momrnts
Taking moments out of a stressful day to realign yourself is essential for your mind.
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Rebecca
Relaxed
I feel relaxed. I enjoyed that meditation, I feel nice and relaxed before I go to sleep, and that was even with my dog snoring so loud all the way through. I hope everyone has had a lovely day today ❤️
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Tammy
Busy day
I will try this meditation next on my lunch break at work when I am stressed.
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Darlene
Comfort
This is a Beautiful meditation. Could be the sound of the voice? I am comforted!
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Christine
A needed pause
This was much needed. I missed yesterday's meditation what with holidays and family dinner to prepare. Now, as I get ready to welcome the sandman, I first welcome a moment of relaxation.
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Lori
Slowing down in a busy day
To concentrate on my breathing in and out feeling relaxed and no worries. Just to make time for myself to tune out all the stress of the day.
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Kaitie
Day 4
I really felt relaxed after this session. In a way I think I just needed these few moments to become @ ease.
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Joyce
Slowing Down a Busy Day
Breath is always in the present. I can follow my breath down to my center, stay there for a few minutes to regroup, then follow my breath back out to reunite with the world around me and continue participating fully in my day. Namaste
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Alyssa
1/17/18
I am still struggling with keeping my mind focused on the actual meditation. I know that the breathing helps to calm me down, but I would like to be able to get my mind present with my breathing as well.
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Madison
Day 2
This session really helped me take a relief period from my busy/ overwhelming day with emotions. I was able to take a minute away to let my self be.
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Meg
Relaxation
Taking time outta you day to just relax and connect with yourself if so important.
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Kellee
Peaceful Sunday 1-21-18
This meditation was captivating. I just focused on my breathing. Thank you, Aura. Have a nice evening, Everyone!😀
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Patty
Back to me
I was focusing on my breathing and bringing myself back to me. I felt little twinges in my thighs, thumbs, shoulders and face as my muscles relaxed. I felt quite serene after the seven minute session. A really nice and simple meditation that doesn’t ask too much. 🙏
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Alexis
Body Awareness
This meditation was very simple but effective. Just noticing how my body is carrying itself: too much tension in face/shoulders, was enough to change it, to slow down, to breathe. This is a good meditation.
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Nimisha
January 22
It’s ok for my mind to wander during meditation - just gently bring it back. Take time during my workday today to practice mindfulness, especially if I start to feel stress.
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Aubrey
You need time to re-connect
I learned that not only do you need time to relax but you also need time to think and focus time on yourself in order to have a better mindset and mood. 😊
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Maria
Day3
I learned that how important is our breath I our body. Love my body’s
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Erin
Busy afternoon & time to relax
Every day is busy afterwards I am ready to relax & I feel tried & I get to sit down & write my journal & meditate
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Marina
Stress
When you are stressed you can just breath in and let everything go as you breathe out.
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Julie
Mindfulness
Breathing gently and feeling the breaths of good air provide me the tools I need to relax not only my mind but body as well.
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Ashley
Second Meditation
I had a stressful day today especially with activities I’m in engaged in and even though it is late at night I’m happy I got to relax and chill for the time being.
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Kylie
Busy day
I learned that u should take some time out of your busy day and just relax for a couple minutes. It really helps your mood
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Tommy
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I’ve learned that smoking a fat bowl of pot before each session makes the experience so much better! I have a lot of anxiety and stress, but I am able to focus more on my meditations by simply getting stoned!
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Ivan
Day 4
Wednesday’s are days off. Take a break during the day for yourself. The body needs to be still not constantly in motion
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Keiana
Be still
I learned how to take a moment to realize and understand my environment
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Krissy
Letting go
I was very distracted during this session. I need to just learn to drop everything for just a few moments and let go.
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Bella
Connecting
I noticed that I kind of felt heavy and being pushed into the earth but in a good, calming, connected way
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Missy
Refreshed
I learned that breathing first thing is going to help you be relaxed and stress free for a while durning the day.
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Brennen
Managing stress
Even on a lazy Saturday by the pool, it’s good to practice meditations that help manage stress. It helps keep the stress management tools top of mind.
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Bianca
Still good
I was distracted by external factors unfortunately.I will try to replay what she said in my mind so i can be more relaxed :)
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Áine
It’s always worth stopping to meditate.
I have the ability to refocus and draw my attention back to what is most important, this present moment.
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Tarah
Exhale to Let Go
I learned that letting go a bit more on each exhale is beneficial for my practice.
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Joyce
Let go and rest!
Clearing the mind on a busy day can take a little longer but is worth the time. Refresh, smile, then re-index. Namaste
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Tayana
letting go of the day
I always need a wind down after a busy and/or stressful day otherwise I find it hard to sleep
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Nina
Connecting with goals
I learned that sometimes I just give myself tasks instead of emotionally connecting with why I am doing them.
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Tammy
Slowing down in a busy day
Nice relaxing meditation for this morning. So important to start my day taking time to relax and connect with myself. The quiet before starting the work day.
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Joyce
Breath
Remind me to start my day relaxed. And to breathe if we start stressed it only get worse so breathe breathe
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Karla
Primer día
Me he sentido tan relajada, tan llena de paz, sintiendo que todo estaría bien por un momento
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Sofia
good
I need to take breaks out of my busy day. do this when your stressed.
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Joyce
Serenity Now!
Taking the time to find the stillness within what promises to be a busy day. Namaste
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Susan
Slowing Down In A Busy Day
I have been so very busy lately. It is making me very tired. This mediation was a peaceful start to yet another busy day.
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Jane
Smile
This meditation made me smile, which for me is how I know it’s good.
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Katiuscia
slowing down on a busy day
soft, soothing voice, I feel relaxed and ready to face the tasks ahead after listening to this gentle meditation
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Fabiola
fine
This was so good, I let my body feel relax, and focus in the breath, it helps to disconnect from what is around!
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Kirsten
Slowing Down
I learned that it's good to slow down and take life as it comes.
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Lalala
Thoughts
When they said it’s okay if your mind wanders, I strangely felt relief.
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Macy H
I feel good.
I feel happy and better. I really like this meditation. It’s very soothing!
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J.W.
“Slow down, you move too fast...”
A very relaxing session! just what the doctor ordered... sometimes I feel like a hampster on a wheel always worrying ‘bout the next big deal it’s good to stop and just breathe for a time silence the phone, unplug and unwind mindfulness allows me to detach and gain perspective, to keep my eye on the prize, the prime directive, to do good work and be very selective of the choices I make “Hold the door say please say thank you Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie I know you got moutains to climb but Always stay humble and kind When those dreams you're dreamin' come to you When the work you put in is realized Let yourself feel the pride but Always stay humble and kind When it's hot, eat a root beer, a popsicle Shut off the AC and roll the windows down Let that summer sun shine Always stay humble and kind Don't take for granted the love this life gives you When you get where you're goin' Don't forget turn back around Help the next one in line Always stay humble and kind” - Lori Mckenna
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Lily
Calm
I learned that taking a break can make you feel a lot better.
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Elena
Slow down...
I felt relaxation with every breath in and out. It felt so good to concentrate on yourself for a few minutes
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Laura
Slowing down
This definitely slowed me down and relaxed me. Almost feel like a nap now :)
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Joyce
Serenity Now!
It’s so easy to get caught up in the high intensity and add to the stress. Instead, it’s a good intention to take a break and nourish our inner pool of stillness and strength - that is what will see us through. Namaste
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Marianne
Wellness Minutes
Slow down: two powerful words that I need to integrate in my life. Why? Our society tells us to rush our lives: growing up, school, career, family life, retirement, etc. Slow down. Pause. Stop. Take a step back, and be bewildered by the wonders of nature 🧘🏻‍♂️😌🌲🌞🌳🌝🎄💨🌴
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Michael
Centering
I noticed that breathing can really center and calm you. It feels like the cares of the day leave with your out breath.
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Magdalina
Take a break
it was only 4 mins but, taking a small break helps energize you.
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Jose
Taking a break
This exercise helped me relax on a busy day like today. It was very helpful.
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Inannadae
Evening wind down
Very calming. A feeling of serenity after a long busy day. Wish this teach was longer. ~7 mins is great but the track is so calming there are days I’d definitely benefit from 15 min!
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Vanessa
A perfect short break.
A great midday pause. Was short but very relaxing and allowed me to take the time to slow down and focus on myself for a moment.
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Jess
08/05/19
I noticed a feeling of inner stillness and relaxation. It was a relief to take a break from my thoughts for a moment and focus solely on my body, letting go of thoughts as they arose.
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Jessica
I felt relaxed
Knowing I’m going to have a hectic day no matter what with 4 kids, if I take time first thing to relax and get a calm sense of breathing to start the day can perhaps ease me into my day!
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Laura
Focusing on your breathing
I learned how relaxing it can be to bring your focus exclusively to your breath. I understand that everyone me do this differently. For me I found it most effective to focus on the rise and follow my chest I find it incredible something so simple is finding a comfortable position and being aware of your breath can be so completely relax relaxing. I am grateful for the for the people who work for this app for putting this together. I will remember to focus on my breathing the next time I have a really busy day and take some time to slow down. I hope everyone is OK and happy and well thank you so much to the Community on this app for taking the time to read this post.