Some days do require me to get going early and occasionally I have to skip meditation. I forgive myself and go on with my day knowing that I have the intention to be mindful even without dedicated meditation time.
Just make sure you are comfortable and have a timer nearby. Set it for ten minutes, or even start with five minutes if needed. Focus on your breathing only for those moments. Get up an extra 10 minutes if you have to. We can all do something for ten minutes.
It will help reframe the hecticness of the morning, and calm the stresses of the day in the evening. Ten minutes before bedtime gives you deeper more restful sleep. Ten minutes of calming focus on deep breathing has been shown to lower blood pressure. Taking a few minutes for your health and energy will be more than worth the few minutes you took in quiet meditation.
Often the unwanted alternative is us finding relief in unhealthy ways. Drinking, over eating, nail biting, etc… Best to regain control before old habits take the wheel.
I sometimes also meditate in the car; find a quiet street, park your cark in a way to avoid curious passersby and meditate
The body will take a deep breath and sigh.
If you can catch it, if you can be mindful enough to notice this, this is the time to take a moment for yourself. Take a deep breath and take a moment for yourself.
I also like to practice loving kindness meditation while driving, wishing health and happiness for the people I see along my route.
- Do you find meditation more helpful in the morning or the evening?
- How do you keep yourself motivated and disciplined?
- How many hours should you meditate?
- What’s your length goal for meditating? How long do you want to be able to meditate for?
- How long do you meditate for and at what time of day?
- What is your main aim of meditation?
- What is the recommended amount of time to meditate?
- Is it normal to almost go into sleep, then awake in your mind in time for the end of meditation cycle?
- Is it better to do the same meditation multiple times in a row/use the same app/stick to the same teacher, or better to change it up and do a different meditation every day?
- When do you meditate? For how long?