Finding the time for meditation
“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes everyday;
unless you’re too busy, then you should sit for an hour.”
Struggling to find time to meditate? Yep, that means that you need to meditate!
Often when we keep saying to ourselves, that we are too busy to get things done, we need to take time out and evaluate whether that is accually true or not. It’s only when we can observe the situation from a different viewpoint, then we can see that we are accually making a CHOICE not to meditate. When choosing NOT to meditate, you are accually choosing to allow the mind to take control of your life. It will create business, problems, issues and lots of dramas to make it seem real and overly important to you. Yes, the mind is a valuable and necessary tool to be used on a daily basis, but when you can make time for daily meditation, you can tap into a ‘higher creative’ space and allow new thoughts and ideas to come through from a subconscious point of view that is not accessible for the busy, grounded mind.
These new ideas and inspirations that come through in dreams and meditation are often the solutions needed to achieve your goals and realise your dreams. Starting a meditation practice sooner, rather than later, could potentially save you lots of time and stress if you give it a chance to work.
- Join a meditation group in your local area to learn the basics and connect with people who can help you stay on track.
- Set reminders on your phone for daily meditation. There are a heap of guided meditation videos on YouTube that you can use to stay focused.
- Set your alarm 30 minutes earlier everyday for meditation, gratitude and intention for the day. A lot of successful people use this method, so it has proven to work time and time again. As you get better, make it a longer time, 45-60 minutes. The benefits will be huge!
- Notice where you have a gap in your schedule and make a portion of that time to meditate, even if it is just closing your eyes and focusing on your breathing for 5 minutes. This calms the mind, reduces stress and brings you back into balance. You can set a reminder for this too.
- Walking meditation is a thing! When you are out on a walk, or even at the shops or the gym (although it’s much easier in a peaceful environment!) bring your awareness fully into your body and just let the mental chatter dissolve. Focus fully on what you are doing, feeling and breathing with every action you are doing, noticing your connection to all.
I hope these few tips help you to establish a daily meditation practice which benefits your peace of mind for yourself and others.