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How to Make Time for Meditation

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If you are searching for a way to bring peace into your life, while better equipping yourself to deal with stress and anxiety, then meditation could be the tonic you’re searching for.

What are the benefits of meditation?

When meditation is combined with mindful eating and regular exercise, you can rapidly see positive changes to both your physical health and your mental well-being.

Although many people understand the amazing benefits of meditation, many find it difficult to find the time to do it. However, once you find a way to incorporate meditation into your schedule, you’ll quickly regret not doing so sooner!

How to make time for meditation

If you are keen to include meditation in your life, but don’t know where to start, then following my simple steps can guide you on your way.

First of all, it is essential to have a space that is dedicated to your meditation. This doesn’t have to be a large space and could simply be an uncluttered corner of your bedroom.

Take the time to make this space as comfortable as possible. You can also include any objects that you own that are of particular spiritual significance to you. The inclusion of pleasant smelling incense or candles will help to complete this space. This may assist your senses on their way to seeking relaxation.

Secondly, make a mental note that making the time to meditate once a day, regardless of the length of time, is a priority. Allow this thought to linger in the back of your mind throughout the day but try not to dwell on it.

You’ll often find that the opportunity to meditate will present itself without you having to look too hard for it. No two days in your life are ever going to be exactly the same. So don’t be too concerned with meditating at the same time of day for the same amount of time. Allow yourself to be flexible and you’ll find you’re much more likely to stick to your practice.

Meditating in the morning

Many people find that meditating in the morning is the best way to prepare for the upcoming day.

Stating a lack of time as the only reason that you don’t meditate in the morning is a bad excuse! If you have time to snooze your alarm for half an hour or spend 20 minutes in the mirror trying to get your hair just right, then you certainly have time to meditate.

Make the time to include meditation in your morning routine and you’ll be supercharged and super-focused throughout the morning and into the day!

Overcoming chaos

If you live in a busy, chaotic household with others and find it difficult to get time alone, then try inviting everyone to meditate with you.

Once you’ve gotten into the rhythm of this relaxing but extremely beneficial practice, extending and explaining your new found passion to others will be no difficult feat. Your household will surely be calmer because of it!

Making the Most of Your Meditative Practice

If you have followed the above advice and are now incorporating this relaxing practice into your everyday life, then congratulations! I am absolutely positive that you will have already begun to experience the many benefits of doing so.

Even though getting started with meditation is usually the hardest part, it can also be tricky to continue with your practice. This is especially true when stressful modern day lives get in the way.

To help you continue to get the most out of your meditation time, I have compiled the following tips! These are things that I always keep in mind when I am meditating and find that they help me to stay focused on my goals!

Pay Attention to Your Posture

Your posture is incredibly important. Your spine should always be straight with your head up and facing forwards. When you start to slump you will soon notice that your mind starts to wander.

A good way to achieve proper posture is to imagine your head is connected with the sky and aim to keep it there!

Keep Your Eyes Open

Some people prefer to meditate with their eyes closed, however, it is often a good idea to keep them open. When your eyes are closed, your thoughts are more likely to drift to other things.

Instead of trying to focus your gaze on a specific place in the room, just let your eyes settle naturally and try not to pay too much attention to whatever happens to be in your line of sight.

Pay Attention to Your Breathing

Similarly to yoga, it is important to pay attention to your breathing when you are meditating. When you are focusing on your breathing you will find yourself anchored in the present and your mind will be easier to settle.

There’s no need to force your breath to be a certain pace, just let it come in and out naturally! When rogue thoughts enter your mind, bring your focus back to your breathing and these thoughts will soon evaporate from your conscious.

Choose Silence

Finally, although there is an abundance of amazing music to meditate to, choosing to do so in silence is best for being fully focused on your meditation. Silence can be incredibly healing whereas music can often be quite distracting.

Even just 10 – 20 minutes of silent meditation everyday will help you to get in touch with your emotions and better equip you to deal with the day. Regular practice of this kind for an extended period of time will help you to build a solid foundation for more intense meditation in the future!

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  1. I love the message! Taking the time to focus on the things you mentioned such as meditation and paying attention to the smallest of details such as your diet can make a huge difference. For years I have suffered from anxiety and various panic disorders. While speaking to multiple psychologist, none of them emphasized diet and exercise enough. I started to question the whole industry when I asked myself two questions: Is the pharmaceutical industry a business and what do they need to do to not only survive but thrive in this environment? I believe it’s always been about the money and why I think it’s so important to become involved in our own healthcare, especially through diet and exercise. Luv the post!

  2. Thank you for sharing this post. I begin each day with an early morning meditation which serves to keep me balanced throughout the day. Yoga, for me, is still a work-in-progress; but, I plan to enroll in a yoga class for seniors in the fall.

  3. Reblogged this on My Blog and commented:
    Meditation is something I have been considering for a while, yet never managing to get round to it. Starting is the hardest part. I have found this post that has given me the motivation to start… Who wouldn’t want to be physically and mentally healthier!!!

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