When we think about meditation, we often picture a person sitting silently in a room with their legs crossed and eyes closed. While that’s certainly one form of meditating, it’s not the only type out there. In fact, you can meditate anywhere—whether you’re at work or at play.
Meditation is simply a means to train your mind to have greater focus and clarity so that you can live more in the moment instead of being caught up in your head worrying about what happened yesterday or thinking too far into the future. By practicing meditation daily, you’ll start to become more mindful of your thoughts and surroundings—and also be aware when things are starting to stress you out. Here are a few quick tips to help you make meditation a part of your daily life, no matter where life may take you.
If you’re serious about meditating regularly, it’s important to look for opportunities in your day where you’ll be able to take 10–20 minutes out of your day to sit still. If possible, find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed, but it’s okay if there are a few distractions—just do your best to minimize them.
No matter what position you choose for meditation—whether it’s sitting on the floor with your legs crossed or just sitting relaxed in an armchair—it’s important that you’re comfortable so that the discomfort doesn’t distract your mind during meditation. If possible, avoid doing anything strenuous before meditating because this could lead to muscle pains and other physical discomforts that may interfere with your thoughts during meditation.
The great thing about meditation is that it doesn’t require a quiet place. All it requires is a place where there aren’t a lot of distractions. This could be at work during a break or at home when everyone else has gone to bed for the night. Also, make sure your phone ringer is turned off or set to a silent mode where it won’t make any noise when you receive a text or phone call.
Meditation is simply breathing deeply and relaxing your body, but just because it’s simple doesn’t mean that most people get it right every time they try it. Most beginners struggle with focusing on one specific thing during meditation, but just about everyone can focus on their breathing with much difficulty.
If you want more tips on how meditation can become part of your daily routine, call me. My name is Mel Doerr and I would love to help you embrace meditation and all of its blessings.