One of the hardest things in life, aside from following through things, is starting them. In this case, meditation, some claim that it is hard to start for they have deemed it unnecessary. They said that if ever they need calming down, all they had to do was pick up a book or fix their bonsai tree. What these people don’t know, is that meditation brings so much benefits when it comes to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
So if you find yourself lost in your busy work life, maybe you need to give meditation a good try. It can give you a whole new perspective about things and better understanding of the world and yourself as well. To help you get started, here are a few tips.
When you think you don’t have time, you probably do.
Squeeze it in as tightly as possible in your busy schedule. Begin with 5 to 6 minutes a day, then slowly add more and more each week. By doing this, you are actually transforming it into a habit. You’ll be surprised that in the following days, you’ll find yourself allotting more and more of your time to it. It does keep you more organized and more mindful of time management, after all.
“I have other ways of calming myself!”
Yes, you probably do. Reading, music, yoga and all others really can give you peace. But, there’s this underrated wonder in nothing but the quiet of the mind that can help you reach and connect with yourself a little deeper. Focusing on just yourself will help you grow personally in ways no novel or ambient music can!
Give yourself time to wander in your thoughts.
Meditation is more than just clearing all your thoughts that are all over the place. You will find yourself wandering or being taken to places in your mind you might find weird or disturbing. Don’t try to get out of it, let it. Part of meditation is paying attention to what you have been doing and if you are too distracted by your actions for the day, then congratulations, you are meditating!
Leave all your worries on your doorstep.
Meditation requires you and your thoughts, not your worries. Before you set up for meditation, take a few minutes to clear out all your fears and concerns. Focus on yourself and not let distractions take you away from your goal in doing this—peace of mind. After you’ve left all your worries, get started on your meditation!
Just… get started.
You may have downloaded various meditation apps, or read lots of meditation guides, but that doesn’t mean you’re starting. Learn to let go of all the anxiety you have built up, and just begin. Try to see all the good it will bring you in the future; make that your motivation to start meditating. After, following through is the next step!