Meditation is the act of clearing your mind and refocusing your energies to release stress and relax your mind and body. Most people face the misconception that they don’t have time to meditate during the day, but even the busiest people can easily, flawlessly work meditation into their daily routine.
You Can Meditate with Daydreams
Have you ever gotten swept away by your daydreams? This is an impromptu form of meditation because your daydreams take you away from the stressors of everyday life.
Note: Alongside daydreams, some people hold something special to them during meditation, like a trinket or guardian angel jewelry to remind themselves of hope and inspiration.
Meditation Can Happen Anywhere
While the best meditative states are often planned and structured, meditation can happen anywhere. If you need a breather from a stressful present situation, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and focus on clearing your mind. Don’t open your eyes again until you feel that your nerves have relaxed, and you can better handle the stress of your day.
Pick a Time Everyday to Breathe and Relax
Structured meditation is a great way to unwind mid-day to release the stress of mornings and prepare for the stressors of evenings. Pick a designated time every single day where you can focus on deep breathing and relaxing. No matter what, stick to your time to gain better perspective of the things that put tension in your daily life.
Use Exercise Time as Meditation Time
Most people can zone out when they’re on a treadmill or engaged in cardio exercise. Ergo, if you have trouble designating a time specifically for meditation, then use your exercise time to meditate and refocus your mind while you work on strengthening your body.
Take 15 Minutes to Meditate Before Bed
The great thing about meditating before bed is that you can meditate IN bed. Make sure your room is cool and dark to welcome rest and peace into your mind, then slowly engage and release each muscle group from your toes to the top of your head. As you engage, take a deep breath in with breaths out during releases. This feels as if you are literally blowing your stress away on a breeze before you drift off.