Tips to Fit Meditation Into Your Busy Day
Have you heard about the benefits of meditation but haven’t figured out how to fit it into your busy day?
I was recently asked to provide a few tips about how to do that for a post on the Psychology Today Minding the Body blog. In short I suggest:
Finding a time during the day that works best for you. A time when you are free of distractions – could be morning, mid-day, evening (though not right at bed time).
Mid-day break at work. Meditation or simple breathing exercises can relieve mental and physical stress that build during the day. Research also suggests that breaking from your normal routine or thinking pattern may increase productivity and creativity, too.
Whenever you feel stressed. I know it’s counter intuitive. You don’t have time! However, the next time you feel overwhelmed pause and focus on your breathing. Certainly you have time to focus on 5 deep breaths (you should be breathing anyway, so really the difference is your shift in attention). Try it and see how you feel. It won’t solve all of your problems, but you will feel more relaxed and able to create an appropriate next step.
For more from this article visit the post Four Good Times of Day to Meditate (And One to Avoid) by Linda Wasmer Andrews.