- Do you meditate at the same time every day? What sort of routine do you have to help remember and to settle into it?
- What are good times to meditate. When your happy, sad, lonely, exited. Because I dot know when I should. I was really angry and i meditated. But it felt different from when in calmer or happier. So I don’t know when I should or shouldn’t
- How do you deal with self control and concentration? How do you deal with pain while you are sitting in a pose?
- Does meditation ever get easier with practice?
- Do you have a “happy place” of your own?
Also in the act of meditation it's allowed to think deeply about something. I do that in order not to fall asleep. I practically go through the entire day over again starting from the first thing I did when I woke up to the last thing before the meditation. The incredible aspect is that the brain is able to recall names of people you met for the first time, unusual incidents that occurred and colours.
Do this and I'm sure you will be able to achieve your goal.
In terms of falling asleep maybe do short meditations first aimed at energizing or making you think and save the relaxing ones for when falling asleep wouldn't be an issue as such
I usually start with counting inhales and exhales until I get to 10, then start over again. That way, when my mind wanders, I know I can just start at one again. That way, I don't feel like I'm losing progress so much as I'm regaining focus.
Regarding falling asleep, I usually time it so that I still have to brush my teeth, or turn out the lights. I also find sitting instead of lying down usually helps. I definitely still fall asleep from time to time, but when I wake up, I just try to laugh and do better next time!
As you keep meditating, let the thoughts come, and then let them go. Don’t bother to trying to *stop* thinking, just stop holding on to them. Imagine the thought as a butterfly: let it land in your hand, acknowledge it, and then let it fly away. As you continue this process, not attached to a specific outcome or timeline, the thoughts will slowly lessen.
Journaling will help, as will keeping an organized to-do list and/or planner, as will talking about feelings with friends. Many of the incessant thoughts we ruminate on are symptoms of feelings we haven’t fully allowed ourselves to express. When we feel it, we heal it.
The main thing, however, is to love yourself, be compassionate with your progress, and just stick with it, no matter what.
Keep it up!
….or maibe to tired 😉
- What helps you stay focused? Do you use a physical focusing point?
- Has your meditation practice changed you in any noticeable way?
- What is the percentage of guided versus alone?
- What do you do when one thought after another seems to pop into your meditation?
- What is the results meditation continuously has brought to you after four weeks-some often practice?
- Do you have a mantra?
- Do you use a meditation app? I use headspace, but I’ve heard of so many.
- What are some of your favorite meditation spots? Your couch? Sitting in a straight-backed chair?
- How do you come back to focus after your mind has wandered?
- How can I make myself to meditate every day? It a quiet and peaceful place one of the conditions?