Don’t try to slow your thoughts down, but at first try to observe them. Simply wonder what your mind jumps to and from.
Try to set up a specific time in the day suitable for your routine that you will mediate at. It will be like your own ritual.
For me, meditation music is key to visualisation. So if I don’t like music behind spoken mediation, I find it more difficult to focus.
Try to imagine colours that you associate with feelings of calm too. Later, your mind may come up with images related to those colours for you to be able to relax.
I hope this helped!
Just Everytime you notice you dwell off in streams of ttought refocus on your breathing. This can be frustrating at first, but it gets better quickly. Start with like 10 minutes, which seems already very long in the beginning.
Try to let go of the idea of making meditation productive, as weird as it may sound.. by that it becomes more productive. Just focus on your breathing and when you find yourself drifting in thought, that's ok. Just try to refocus on your breath.
- How do you feel after meditation?
- How do you meditate well through illness or feeling pain? I find I struggle to breathe gently if I’m snuffling with a heavy cold and find it difficult to find peaceful calm in the face of persistent pain. Does anyone have strategies for meditating through these sort of challenges?
- Do you feel that meditation helps you?
- When do you find it easier to meditate: early in the day or to help wind down at night?
- How does one move from guided meditations to self directed meditation?
- How do I suppose to feel when meditate?
- How often do you recommend meditation?
- Best application to help me meditate?
- What part of meditation is your favorite?
- How do you motivate yourself to accomplish your habits when you’re busy?