I’m still trying to make it a habit but it helps so much to reduce stress, I really want to make it a habit. When its going on it feels like theres no one else on earth except me and like nothing is more important than releasing my stress and anxiety at that moment.
For me, getting a proper meditation cushion (a zafu was what I bought, available online) was key to developing a habit. I put it out before I make my coffee, and then I sit down when I’m done, or I even sip my coffee as I go. On a daily basis, meditation helps me to feel centered and connected with my higher self, and helps with my adhd. Longer term, it has helped calm my anxiety by providing a space where I can recognize thoughts and fears as simply that— thoughts—and then let them go. It’s also a space where I can honor my need for peace and quiet; it’s like a present I give myself every day. If you are interested in a good reference for how to meditate, I would recommend Pema Chödron. Good luck!
I was meditating since couple years ago, without making it habit. I was doing it sometimes and when I look back I went a long way from wrong approaches and focusing on wrong aspects. I started meditating on daily basis half year ago and since then it became really pleasant for me. Every day I am looking forward my meditation. It takes long time to see any improvement in the area. What I did was pretty simple. I started with 10-minutes meditation and when I felt that it was too short I added one minute more. I have repeated this step every time I did not get enough of meditation instead of being tired by the lenght of it. Now I am doing 31 minutes per day.
- How could I effectively use my time without laziness
- I need this to be so simple. And struggle to now what to include and what to leave out. Too basic and they seem pointless. Too detailed and they seem to take up too much time I could be focusing on other things… any suggestions on how to prioritise and discriminate between tasks to include and task to accept as given.
- Do you write the small and mundane tasks like cook, go for a walk etc on your list?
- What do you include in your most basic routines- what is something that simply must be done no matter what?
- Do you write only a few tasks on your to do list, or do you write everything that you have to do and then pick the top three or so to get done today? I’m never sure which approach is most effective.
- Do you check and adjust your to do list throughout the day? How do you remember?
- Do you ever feel like you write to much stuff to do for one day?
- Do you write down your routines too or skip them since they are ‘routines’?
- Which order do you accomplish your tasks? Due date? Importance? Fun making it?
- what are some things you always put on your to do? do you find that having the same activity at the same space everyday makes you more likely or less likely to actually do it??