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
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.
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.
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
Mediation helps you feel centered we are on here to build better habits and meditation is one of them 🙂
- Do you prefer guided meditation or silence? Why?
- Why do we have to meditate at same time every day?
- Which position do you find works best when practicing meditation?
- What are the kind of meditations you do?
- What is actually the best time to meditate like according to studies and scientists?
- How do I access the visualization meditation? When I am not in the routine how do I go back?
- I always wake up restless, which kind of meditation I should do?
- When you find your mind wandering while meditating, what do your thoughts typically stray to?
- Do you do your morning mediation on the floor or on a chair? Curious about posture…
- What tips do you have for mediation?