As we are constantly bombarded by external distractions in our everyday life, refocusing our energy inward and quieting our mind can be hugely challenging.
I was always intimidated by the concept of meditation despite the fact that I knew just how beneficial it was. I had always imagined meditation to be a drawn out process, requiring a great deal of time, effort, dedication, and discipline. Because of my crazy lifestyle, I never once thought that I could fit this powerful yet gentle practice into my schedule.
I quickly discovered that there were little ways I could fit meditation into my life without much effort or commitment. Best of all, I didn’t have to be in a quiet dark room chanting with my legs crossed. I learned to meditate while driving, sitting in a meeting, walking in the park–heck, I even did it when I ate dinner. It became easier each time, and I found myself looking forward to it everyday.
Each time you feel yourself getting overwhelmed, distracted, tired, or stressed, It’s important to re-connect with yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally through the process of meditation. Although there are several forms of meditation, they all have at least one thing in common and that’s the ability to reduce stress by refocusing the mind.
Here are some simple ways you can incorporate daily meditation from practically anywhere, anytime despite your busy schedule:
Meditation is a journey. You aren’t going to get it right each and every time but the more you practice it, the easier it will become. The methods listed above are perfect for anyone who seeks to combat stress, become more mindful of their surrounding, or simply clear their minds from the daily clutter.
I have found that meditating just before an exam or prior to receiving any kind of information, helps me focus and retain the details more easily. Not to mention, the process of clearing our mind from pointless chatter helps to foster our creativity while allowing us to become fully engaged in the task at hand. Who wouldn’t want that?