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How to Make Time for Meditation

If you are searching for a way to bring peace into your life whilst better equipping yourself to deal with stress and anxiety, then meditation could be exactly the tonic you’re searching for. When meditation is combined with mindful eating and regular exercise, you’ll rapidly see positive changes to both your physical health and your mental well-being.

Although many people understand the amazing benefits of meditation, many find it difficult to find the time to do so. However, once you find a way to incorporate meditation into your schedule, you’ll quickly regret not doing so sooner!

If you are keen to include meditation in your life but don’t know where to start then following my simple steps can guide you on your way.

First of all, it is essential to have a space that is dedicated to your meditation. This doesn’t have to be a large space and could simply be an uncluttered corner of your bedroom. Take the time to make this space as comfortable as possible and also to include any objects that you own that are of particular spiritual significance to you. The inclusion of pleasant smelling incense or candles will help to complete this space and help your senses on their way to seeking relaxation.

Secondly, make a mental note that making the time to meditate once a day, regardless of the length of time, is a priority. Allow this thought to linger in the back of your mind throughout the day but try not to dwell on it. You will often find that the opportunity to meditate will present itself without you having to look too hard for it. No two days in your life are ever going to be exactly the same so don’t be too concerned with meditating at the same time of day for the same amount of time. Allow yourself to be flexible and you’ll find you’re much more likely to stick to your practice.

Many people find that meditating in the morning is the best way to prepare for the upcoming day. Stating a lack of time as the only reason that you don’t meditate in the morning is a redundant excuse! If you have time to snooze your alarm for half an hour or spend 20 minutes in the mirror trying to get your hair just right, then you certainly have time to meditate! Make the time to include meditation in your morning routine and you’ll be supercharged and super-focused throughout the morning and into the day!

If you live in a busy, chaotic household with others and find it difficult to get time alone, then try inviting those around you to meditate with you! Once you’ve gotten into the rhythm of this relaxing but extremely beneficial practice, extending and explaining your new found passion to others will be no difficult feat and your household will be calmer because of it!

27 comments

  1. I love the message! Taking the time to focus on the things you mentioned such as meditation and paying attention to the smallest of details such as your diet can make a huge difference. For years I have suffered from anxiety and various panic disorders. While speaking to multiple psychologist, none of them emphasized diet and exercise enough. I started to question the whole industry when I asked myself two questions: Is the pharmaceutical industry a business and what do they need to do to not only survive but thrive in this environment? I believe it’s always been about the money and why I think it’s so important to become involved in our own healthcare, especially through diet and exercise. Luv the post!

  2. Thank you for sharing this post. I begin each day with an early morning meditation which serves to keep me balanced throughout the day. Yoga, for me, is still a work-in-progress; but, I plan to enroll in a yoga class for seniors in the fall.

  3. Reblogged this on My Blog and commented:
    Meditation is something I have been considering for a while, yet never managing to get round to it. Starting is the hardest part. I have found this post that has given me the motivation to start… Who wouldn’t want to be physically and mentally healthier!!!

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