- How many times a day should I meditate and when?
- How does one really clear our minds when we are constantly trying to do a million things in our head?
- What is the best way to find yourself directed every day to check the app the first and last thing during the day?
- Where can I find some guided meditation courses or audios?
- What helps your meditation the most? A particular music track? A specific calm space?
Don’t forget: you created your calendar, so it’s not that you “don’t have time” it’s that you haven’t chosen to make time
After the timer goes off and I "return to reality" I realize I had forgotten about it completely and now any anxiety is gone. It feels much better to go to work afterwards since I can do everything in it's proper time without feeling anxious. I can actually get things done quicker because I'm doing it with enhanaced attention and calm.
So, you could focus on a longer term solution of adjusting your morning. Not removing it, just getting more morning. But that’s not practical for everyone, I fully realize.
You could migrate your morning meditation session to another part of the day. If you’re, say, meditating twice a day, you could try to make time during your afternoon routine. Or over lunch as a separate thing. Or twice in the evening, one to fully arrive at home and one as part of your evening ritual.
Another possibility yet is to just let it be frustrating. And learn from that frustration. Let the difficulty just … be. Try to make the most of the meditation, regardless, and treat it as practice. Not all times will be calm. Learning how to meditate amid anxiety might eventually lead to a more resilient calm. Or to other insights about yourself. You can view it as a work in progress. And perhaps later you will have more time.
I like to think of sometimes bending a habit to avoid breaking it, and maybe this is another path you can consider. Maybe changing the duration to just breathing for two minutes on days when you’re rushed would feel more luxurious and mindful than trying to cram in the ten minutes when exactly ten minutes is all you have and you meant to take twenty. Bending a habit to avoid breaking it, though, seems to work best when it’s handled like a real promissory note to yourself that you will keep. If you get in the kind of meta-habit or “compensating” yourself for the lost time meditating later on, and also restoring the full habit as soon as practical, then your meditation practice can be less a rushed chore and more… a practice. Something that can’t and won’t be perfect every day. But something you approach earnestly and trust yourself to continue earnestly.
Or, really, you can just delete it. You can use that as it’s own experiment, and observe the upsides and downsides of it. If you approach it non-judgementally with a trust in yourself that you will, if you decide to restore that habit, be able to — and if you need to take a break from that habit right now that you will — in fact — have done so based on the observation that that’s just what’s best for you at this time.
It’s enough time transforms you
It can make your balance
It can make you what you wanna do
Even if you have only 5 minuets just do it
Mediation helps you feel centered we are on here to build better habits and meditation is one of them 🙂
- How often/long do you meditate?
- How do you keep meditating and focused?
- At what point in your routine do you meditate: if morning, before/after breakfast; if at night, early/later on in routine?
- Do you meditate in the morning or at night?
- Is it normal for thoughts during meditation to be kind of loud and busy?
- Which meditation do you practice on a daily basis?
- I prefer to meditate at midday. Why does Fabulous insist in meditating in the morning?
- What audio do you use to meditate? If you use any.
- Does it really matter if I do it in the afternoon because I have no time in the morning?
- Do you prefer meditating alone or with a group and why?