since I don't know you I have to make some assumptions but I think I would start there. I know in the past when I have started health initiatives like exercise or meditating, I have sacrificed sleep to fit it all in. Sometimes I still do. But I have to remember that good sleep is just as important as anything else. And I can't let anyone dictate how much sleep is right for me either. That is up to my body, not a national average
So, if you are trying to wake up extra early in order to meditate, make sure you are going to bed earlier too. And take your time getting used to the new schedule. If you need some time to just get used to being awake at that hour, take a few days to do something else. Something that will keep you awake.
You could also do something a little stimulating before you meditate. I always brush my teeth and drink a large glass of water when I first get out of bed. And then I meditate. Maybe go for a walk first?
I hope this helps
Sometimes I meditate to calm down or fall asleep, and in that case I lay down.
But often I meditate over a 'certain matter' and then I sit.
Sometimes I even stand up.
A lead meditation, repeated, to suggest some insights can sometimes be done when preparing a cup of tea (or something else that doesn't need much attention).
A bath can be a perfect time for meditating moore 'freely' (over your own topics). When feeling almost weightless, your body will not disturb you.
Sometimes I meditate more focused on the meditation itself. On the breathing and on how the body feels. In those cases it can be a training to 'be disturbed' by the body and to learn how to neglect it. (And not move your legs every time you sense a small pressure.)
When I am having trouble focusing, I try to put my hands i a 'typical meditation position' (your thumbs touching your middle fingers). That helps focusing, because it's a little hard for me.
better than nothing.
If truth be told I grab moments that aren’t the quietest but are free throughout the day. So I might listen on the train on the way to work for example.
Even these first steps are good and true and in the right direction for me.
- What is the actual process of meditation? What should I actually do during Meditation? What should I think about?
- Hey fabulous people do find it best to meditate first thing in the morning ?
- What specific skill is most important in meditation?
- What is in your mind when you meditate?
- What do you do to get back in the groove when you’re interrupted while meditating?
- Could you meditate after school?
- What is the difference between mind voice and intuition voice? How to make a difference between them?
- Summer is pretty much here where I live- kids schedule changes pretty dramatically and there are usually family and friend events that need a lot of planning and dedication towards which throws me off my work schedule and even my daily routine and rituals. How do you all stay on track with your daily routine and work schedule when summer comes and kids and family schedules change ?
- Please how do I meditate? What’s the procedure?
- What are some common thoughts you have that are resistant to meditating? How do you cope with them, both during meditation and not?