You have probably heard it countless times…
Meditation is beneficial for your mental health.
That’s the secret to de-stressing and being happier in life, no matter what. But if you have never meditated, there is a problem with that piece of advice:
How can you meditate if you have never learned a proper meditation routine?
Fortunately, you can learn anything 🙂
Meditation is a great tool to master, so that you can use it in every stressful and challenging situation (although you don’t need to be stressed out to try it!).
To move forward with your set goals and achieve your dreams you need to ensure your mind becomes your best partner on any life journey you choose. Meditating on a regular basis, can help you to understand your thoughts and feelings towards different ideas and possibilities. Meditation also opens a special door to your mind and creates new beginnings in your thinking.
In this post, I would like to share my thoughts on meditation and show you how to meditate on a daily basis. Feel free to take my routine and use it for yourself.
CHOOSE 2-3 CALM SPOTS FOR YOUR MEDITATION
To train your mind and practice meditation you need to have a few places where you can hide (yes, a few!). Because if one spot fails due to being overcrowded with your family members there is always another one to use. Strategise to help you stick to your meditation routine!
Try to find very calm and peaceful rooms in your house, so that you can focus exclusively on the task and avoid extra noise and disturbance. If it’s impossible to use rooms for whatever reason you could consider the bathroom as one of your options.
I have 2 meditation spots inside the house and one outside. Sometimes it’s just better to get out of the house to a park, turn on sea sounds and meditate. Try it!
SELECT THE MOST SUITABLE TIME FOR YOUR MEDITATION
Experiment with a different time for your meditation routine to find the one most suitable for you. You might find that early morning is the way to go or maybe late night is a better option for you? Consider lunch time and any other time you might think of. Whatever you choose, make sure you try it for a week before dedicating your routine to that specific time slot.
I prefer to meditate in the mornings. It gives me a boost of energy and helps me to focus on the new day ahead. However, I have had days where I tested a night and lunch time meditation as well, although mornings have always worked for better for me.Meditation opens a special door to your mind and creates new beginnings in your thinking. Click To Tweet
DON’T FORGET TO STRETCH
Meditation involves sitting in one spot. If you are unable to meditate for more than 10-15 minutes due to an uncomfortable position, then it is a good idea to minimise any potential tension by stretching before you begin. I normally meditate in the morning and prefer to stretch my body to prepare for sitting still.
If you like yoga, you can practise some yoga stretching poses for a couple of minutes before you meditate. Otherwise, any stretching routine will do fine.
SELECT THE MOST COMFORTABLE POSITION
It’s very important that you are comfortable while you are meditating. You don’t need to sit in the famous yoga pose. You can pick any position as long as you are relaxed and can concentrate on meditating. Some people prefer lying down, others meditate while standing. I love sitting on my recliner. Whatever you do, experiment and try to find the best position for your body.
DECIDE IF YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR EYES OPEN OR CLOSED
Meditation can be performed either way. However, if you are just starting out, try to close your eyes. You might find that it is much easier to perform visualisation and remain relaxed.
Some experienced meditation gurus never close their eyes during meditation. For me, it proved to be very hard to not get distracted by other people and things around me. However, if you practice concentrating on a specific object like a candle or stones, there is no other option than just to keep your eyes open.
USE YOUR BREATH
One of the basics of any meditation is breathing. Breathing will guide you through the process and help you overcome a busy mind and noisy thoughts. I start by concentrating on my breath and all my thoughts disappear straight away.
Breathing techniques are quite popular with yogees and are an important part of any practice. It’s always beneficial to learn one or two of them and try them out for yourself.One of the basics of any meditation is breathing. Click To Tweet
CREATE A HABIT
Meditating regularly is the key to getting proper results. Meditation is a shortcut to building new thinking and release unnecessarily negative thoughts. Make the first step to your better future today and start creating a new habit for yourself. Set up reminders on your phone or computer and commit to meditating every day or at least couple of times a week.
That’s it. That is my meditation process. How about you?