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Table 1 Examples of the analysis

From: A journey through chaos and calmness: experiences of mindfulness training in patients with depressive symptoms after a recent coronary event - a qualitative diary content analysis

Quotation → Code → Subcategory → Category → Main category
It is hard, even impossible, to relax.
At the same time, it fosters an understanding of how tense I am.
Hard to relax and feeling tense Struggling with bodily sensations Facing the challenge of daily practice A journey through chaos and calmness
I am beginning to feel pretty good while practicing. And the best thing is that I feel energized afterwards – that is my reward Feeling pretty good and energized afterwards Beginning to sense positive effects Harvesting the fruits of daily practice A journey through chaos and calmness