07 Aug How to Find Time for Meditation?
Meditation in simple terms can be defined as awareness. You focus on just one thing and stay aware of each and every moment thereafter. If you are watching your breath then it is meditation. If you are listening to the birds chirping around, then this is meditation. As long as you are able to focus on one thing without getting distracted, it is meditation and that too an effective one.
Meditation leads to a healthy body and a healthy mind. This reason should be compelling enough to practice meditation daily. But, people cannot be compelled that easily. Even if they want to make meditation a habit, they still fail to do so. All thanks to their busy schedule. They get so caught up in their work that they find it very hard to spare even 5 to 10 minutes for this awareness activity. So here are some interesting tips for all the busy bees out there that will allow them to squeeze in meditation in their hectic routine.
Tip #1: Wake up 10 minutes early
Well, that 10 minutes of sleep in the morning is very important, right? But you need to decide what you want more? That 10 minutes of sleep or a peaceful day. So wake up 10 minutes early, carry out your necessary bodily functions and sit for meditation.
The best time for meditation is right after you wake up. So, do not take your phone in hand. Just finish off with your bodily functions and meditate, even if it is just for 5 minutes. Once it becomes part of your routine, you can increase the time frame.
Tip #2: Before or after your meal
If you are not able to meditate in the morning then you can practice meditation during your lunch time too. Just look for some quite place and sit there to meditate for 5-10 minutes. Forget everything about your work and workplace and focus just on your breath.
Tip #3: 1 minute, 5 times a day
Sounds like a doctor’s prescription, right? Well, if it is too hard for you to spare 5-10 minutes altogether, you can practice your meditation in instalments. Do it for 1 minute at least 5 times a day. If you can do it 10 times that is even better. Sparing one minute would not be a tough task. You can do it after waking up, before sleeping, before or after meeting, during lunchtime, before leaving for work etc.
Tip #4: Set reminder
Technology is dominating the world today. Make use of this technology and set reminder on your phone, tablet or computer. As soon as the bell rings, meditate. Make it a point to act as per your reminder and you will automatically be able to include meditation in your daily schedule. There are many scheduling apps which you can download on your device.
Tip #5: Between an activity
If you find yourself too stressed out in between your work, take a short break and meditate. Be it just for 2 minutes but your mind will ease out and you will be able to work better.
Tip #6: Just do it
Just decide that no matter how busy you are, you have to meditate at least for 5-10 minutes a day. There are 24 hours in a day. No matter how busy you are, you can spare at least 5 minutes for an activity which is going to benefit you in the long run.
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