- Is it better to meditate in silence or use guided meditations?
- Do you use guided meditation or do you prefer to just guide yourself and how does one get to the point where they no longer need a guide?
- What techniques or apps do you use to meditate?
- How do you know when you’re comfortable enough to start meditating without a guided meditation?
- Is there a position in which you feel more easy to concentrate?
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 🙂
- What are the advantages you see with meditation in a group?
- I wonder if there are others who have trouble visualizing, while meditating? Is yes, can you do it now? If yes, what did you do that allowed you to visualize? I am so frustrated! TIA.
- It’s so easy to stop meditating and not get back into it. How do I persist with my practice even when it seems like I don’t have time or patience for it?
- Does anyone use a candle when they meditate?
- Does anybody use a meditation pillow? And do you meditate first thing in the morning or later?
- How long before you feel that meditation is working?
- What is your practice like? Do you ever find yourself avoiding meditation?
- Why do you choose to meditate? Is it because of how it makes you feel?
- Is better if you meditate with more people?
- How long do you usually meditate and what’s in your mind when meditating? How efficiently keep concentrating?