But when it recently happened, I found my morning routine to be an anchor. Furthermore, I meditated on being brave. I also took a hard look at my to do list: while you should get things done, you should not hate the majority of it. On days I feel down, I put activities that lift my mood on my to do list, recognizing that this in itself is a good goal.
Improving sleep hygiene – better quality sleep by darkening the bedroom, keeping the temperature cool and eliminating distractions from screens, such as those on cell phones, computers and tvs.
Preparing for the next morning at night – setting out clothes and items for work or school and putting together lunches in advance can make mornings easier if a person has a little motivation or energy when they wake up.
Getting enough rest – going to sleep and waking up at the same time.
Allowing for extra time in the morning – waking up earlier or adjusting a work schedule to start later, if possible, can relieve pressure and stress in the morning.
Using light cues – light can communicate to the body that it is morning and time to wake up. Opening the curtains right away or timing an overhead light to turn on at the same time every day can help the body to wake up.
- What do you do in the evening if you’re too tired to meditate?
- How are different techniques of meditation compatible with each other?
- How can I avoid binge eating?
- What are some tips that help you manage your distracting thoughts while meditating?
- Should a quiet environment be important when I meditate?
- How do you stay focused on meditations when you feel that you could be doing something else instead of being still for 5-10 minutes?
- How many times do you lose focus when meditating?
- How should I begin meditation as a total beginner?
- How do you keep the negative thoughts away?
- I’m a meditation beginner and I found my mind was always distracted by some memories inside my brain whenever I try to focus on my breath’s inhales and exhales. I know it needs time to practice. However, I want to know if there are some meditation skills I missed or something I was doing incorrectly?