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5 Ways To Add Meditation Into Your Day

design your life self-care Mar 08, 2022

In the Lifebook community this month, we're focusing on emotional life. Seems like the perfect time to talk about meditation - something many seem to have a love/hate relationship with.

The art of meditation can be an intimating process, since many of us tend to think of it as a long, drawn out process. Meditation is often portrayed as something that takes complete stillness and hours to perform. And, let's not forget that if you don't do it perfectly, it's not effective.

Lies...all lies, I tell you!!

You don't need to sit completely still in Lotus position for hours on end to feel the many benefits of meditation. Meditation comes in many forms and doing it in a way that suits both your lifestyle + personality is most beneficial. After all, if you're not enjoying the process, you probably won't stick with it.

Today, let's explore some ways that you can fit meditation into your daily routine, without much work or disruption to your day.

 

1) Morning meditation

When you first wake up in the morning, stretch out your body and sit up in your bed. Or, if you think you might be tempted to fall back asleep, find a quiet spot outside your bedroom.

Sit comfortably, close your eyes and take at least 5 minutes to bring focus to your breath. If you like, try adding background music using an app like Omvana. That's the one I use personally, and I love that I can set a timer for how long I want my meditation to last.

Something else that you can choose to do is use a guided meditation, which I find is a great way to start your day. One that I've enjoyed using is The 6 Phase Meditation which can be found in both the Omvana and Soulvana apps.

 

2) Meditation at work

Meditating isn't just for early mornings. It can be done throughout the day, anytime you need to ground or calm yourself.

If you've been sitting at your desk for a while, or if you're having a tough day at work, take a moment to get up from your chair and stretch a little. Then, sit back in your chair, close your eyes and take some deep breaths, bringing your focus inward.

Again, you can use a meditation app to help you with the process. Or simply take in the silence and sound of your breath.

 

3) Connect with nature

Get outside at least once during the day for a nice walk. While walking, take deep cleansing breaths and focus on clearing any negative energy you might be feeling. Feel the rejuvenating effects of all that fresh air.

Connecting with nature has so many great benefits, but we often forget the wonderful impact it has on us until we get out there and make that connection. And the feel of the sun on your face will give you renewed energy as well.

So why not take advantage of what Mother Nature has to offer?

 

4) Meditate while doing the mundane

Things you mindlessly do daily, such as washing dishes or sweeping the floors, offer a great opportunity to reconnect with yourself. When doing something repetitive, put focus on your breath, taking some deep breaths as you do the mundane.

You'll feel refreshed, and I bet that the time it takes to do the task will appear to go by much more quickly.

 

5) Bedtime meditation

A wonderful way to end your busy day is by taking at least 5 minutes to reconnect with your body. You can do a quiet meditation, or again, you can use an app for meditation music or guided meditation.

One of my favourite apps for bedtime meditations is Soulvana. It has lots of great evening meditations to choose from and will help you get a great night's sleep!

 

I hope you found these tips helpful and that you'll make time to fit meditation into your day. Whether you do it in the morning, evening, or anywhere in between, you will see the benefits of this practice over time.

Meditation can be done practically anywhere at anytime (but please refrain from this while driving, operating heavy machinery or doing anything that requires your total focus and attention). All you need is a quiet, comfortable place where you can focus inwardly and take in some deep + relaxing breaths.

Do you make meditation a part of your day? In what ways do you like to meditate? Email me at [email protected] and share your thoughts! I'd love to hear from you!


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