Hello my friends,
Here we are again at Thursday. The weeks are whizzing by! I hope you’re all having a lovely week full of positivity and good things. If you’re not, just remember that tomorrow is a new day with new opportunities!
Today I really want to talk about meditation, the benefits of meditation and how I’m making it a part of my daily life. Where there’s a will there’s a way!
Let’s get meditating!
I’m wondering if any of you meditate……perhaps with full intent daily or perhaps weekly….Or maybe you meditate without even particularly realising it (there is such a thing as moving meditation). I think that was always my regular form of practice before now. You see my house is full of noise and chaos on a daily basis and I wouldn’t change it for the world, but I do love silence at times. I like the radio off, Mr Ttsyi likes it on…loud! I enjoy being in a quiet peaceful place and just listening to nothing, just the sounds of nature. I need it! It re-energises me. I crave that calm.
So as I progress further on my own spiritual journey I decided that this year I would absolutely make time for meditation. It wouldn’t be that thing I always talked about wanting to do, but something I do. Not easy! Time is tight, but I’ll find a way. I decided this when the Oprah and Deepak meditations I signed up for before Christmas remained unopened in my inbox, well I opened the first one but after being interrupted in the first 5 mins I decided that life was too busy and put it on the ‘2015 backburner’. I’m now very blessed to attend something weekly where meditation is a large part and it is what I can only describe as pure zen (also the name of one of my fave Mac lipsticks).
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Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of meditation and why if you’re not doing it now it would be great to include it in your life.
It helps to decrease anxiety
It brings a sense of calm and happiness
It gives you more clarity and focus
It helps you to switch off from the noise
It’s time for YOU
It aids better sleep
It decreases stress & depression
It decreases pain
It increases positive emotions
It improves memory
Seriously, do we need any more reasons??
How you can incorporate it into your life
If you think that you can’t sit still and switch off properly then why not just try relaxing in the bath with a candle, either silently or with music. Before you go to sleep just lay in bed for a few minutes and practise deep breathing. I do both of these and have done for years without thinking of it being meditation. Also you can try moving meditation….go for a walk without the distraction of a phone, be present with that moment and nature. Enjoy your surroundings. I didn’t actually realise the art of moving meditation until recently. Now I know why I love to go running and switch off into my own world. It really clears my head like nothing else (although I haven’t been great at getting out on these cold dark nights). Bring on the Springtime now!!
So if you’re not already (knowingly) meditating, I hope you’re tempted to give it a go…
Below you’ll find a couple of useful links to do with meditation:
On that note I’m going to do a meditation on my lunch break.
Have a fabulous weekend and I’ll be back next week.