We all need a way to deal with our stress, our anger, anxiety. Learning how to meditate can help with these issues and so much more. Once meditation becomes part of your life and your daily routine, you will wonder how you ever loved without it.
One of the best things about meditation is you can do it anywhere. It may be a part of your daily routine, bt you will be able to incorporate it into your life when you need it.
It’s also very easy to learn, easy to do and very easy to make part of your daily routine. You will be amazed at how much difference it makes in your life, calming you, calming your mind and your body.
To begin your meditation journey, it’s likely best to make it habit forming. Pick a time of day that works best for you, where you will have time to do it every day.
- Start slow. You should just sit, with your eyes closed, if you are comfortable with that, and just relax and breathe for a minute or two. This will ease you into the practice and give you a good idea what will be happening.
- Try to focus on your breathing. See if you can follow it and make it slow and rhythmic. Count one while you inhale and then slowly let it ot on two. This will help flush out the bad and busy thoughts, and start the relaxation process.
Think of each breath as cleansing you, bringing in the good air and the positive energy and taking out the old, bad thoughts and things that worry you. This will become habit and you will notice that in stressful situations, just taking a breath and slowing it down will help with anger and keep you calmer.
- Don’t worry if you are doing it right. You are. You will not be an expert on your first day, or ever. That’s the point of meditation. It’s for you. You find what works best for you and use that.
- Make it happen at the same time every day. Morning is likely best, and easiest to get it in to part of your routine. Maybe leave yourself a little reminder, if need be, like a sticky note on your mirror so you see it every morning.
- Enjoy the process. Meditation is all for you and so you should enjoy it. If it feels like a chore, there is something missing. Don’t try to rush the process and just give up because it seems silly or doesn’t seem to be working. You won’t just find it on the first few tries, but if you take it seriously, you will see a difference early on.
- Gradually increase your time. If that means getting up earlier, then that is good. You won’t need to add a great deal of time and once you have the hang of it, you will know best what works for you.
Try not to put an exact number on your time, as that is up to you. You may find your results after ten minutes, maybe tomorrow, you will need twenty. Once you are practiced, you may find the results you need on only two or three.
- Really follow your mind. Don’t worry about clearing your mind, as soon as we try that, all kinds of thoughts come to us. Rather, just follow where your mind takes you and allow that thought to be calming and cleansing.
- Use some calming, peaceful music. Instrumental is preferred, and something calming, like harps or violins. Play it softly and low, just enough to let you hear it in the background, not so it overwhelms you.
Use the same music each time, it will be comforting and familiar. It will start to be a part of your routine and certain passages of music may take you to a beautiful place.
Stick with it
Once you are used to meditation, you will be able to do it anywhere, at any time. At work, in the park, on transit to and from work, it’s the best tool for stress relief, for focus and for life.