Good Morning Blessed,
We often waste way too much of our time and energy focusing on what we don't like, what we're worried about, or what we think needs to be fixed, changed, or enhanced.
There are great things happening in your life and around you all the time.
Celebrate the good stuff around you, in others, and in yourself.
Choose a quiet spot where you will not be disturbed by other people or by the telephone.Sit quietly in a comfortable position. Eliminate distractions and interruptions during the period you'll be meditating.Commit yourself to a specific length of time and try to stick to it.Pick a focus word or short phrase that's firmly rooted in your personal belief system. A non-religious person might choose a neutral word like one, peace, or love. Others might use the opening words of a favorite prayer from their religion such as 'Hail Mary full of Grace', "I surrender all to you", "Hallelujah", "Om", etc.Close your eyes. This makes it easy to concentrate.Relax your muscles sequentially from head to feet. This helps to break the connection between stressful thoughts and a tense body. Starting with your forehead, become aware of tension as you breathe in. Let go of any obvious tension as you breathe out. Go through the rest of your body in this way, proceeding down through your eyes, jaws, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, chest, upper back, middle back and midriff, lower back, belly, pelvis, buttocks, thighs, calves, and feet.
This is a great stress buster so please do give it a try when the anticipatory anxiety is getting the best of you.
I am glad to be of help and meditation is very calming. It does take practice but with a bit of practice you will soon be a pro.