Feeling like life keeps on getting on top of you? Don’t worry; I’m sure you aren’t the only one. Life is so hectic for many of us because of our demanding jobs and increasing pressures in our personal lives, I’m sure that we could all use a bit more zen in our lives. Does that sound like you? If so, you might like to start meditating.
Meditating gives you the chance to clear your mind and find a bit more peace in your life. It’s also a daily chance to check in with yourself to see exactly what you are feeling and the mix of emotions that are inside you. Ready to give it a try? Here’s what you need to get started.
Find A Comfy Corner
You don’t need a special chair to meditate – you just need to be somewhere where you can be completely comfortable. That will help you relax and get into the right zone. You might want to sit on a beanbag or your usual spot on the sofa. Some people find it beneficial to create their own little meditation zone in a corner of a room where they can benefit from some peace and quiet. Just remember to sit on a cushion or a folded blanket so that you don’t get too stiff on the floor!
Part of meditation is counting your breaths. When you are feeling really relaxed, it can be easy to lose count. To prevent this from happening, some people meditate with mantra beads to help them keep count. Whether you are counting breaths or mantras, these useful beads will make sure you keep on track with your meditations!
Consider Using An App
If you find it difficult to concentrate on your meditation, you might find it goes better if you use an app. There are a lot of great meditation and mindfulness apps that you could use. They will each have set meditation plans that you can follow. The app will play calming music, and there will also usually be a narrator who guides you through the whole process.
If you don’t want to use an app, you will at least need a timer. Otherwise, you could end up meditating for a very long time without realising just how long you have been at it! Simply set the timer for five, ten, or however many minutes you want to meditate. Once it’s time to bring the session to an end, the timer will go off to remind you!
If you are sitting on the floor to meditate, be sure to sit with good posture. Your back and neck need to be straight, or else you could start to feel some aches and pains. If you sit with bad posture on a regular basis, you might even develop a bad back!
As you can see, you really don’t need much to feel the advantages of meditating. You just need yourself and a positive mental attitude at the end of the day!
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