By October in any normal year, most of us are a little greyer and a lot less patient. Given that 2020 has felt like 4 normal years all hideously rolled into 1, you would be forgiven for being highly strung right about now. Stress, in case you’ve been living under a socially distanced rock, is terrible for your health and wellbeing. Meditation cannot remove the stresses from your life but it can certainly help you manage them better. Below are 5 of the best tips to meditate at home because, let’s face it, we currently either don’t have time for anything else or we aren’t allowed anywhere else.
- Sit and Be Still
Sitting quietly by yourself, even if it’s just for 5 minutes, can be revolutionary to your morning routine. Take the time after everyone else has left the house to find a quiet place to just sit, breathe and be still. What seemed like a punishment as a child is a pleasure as an adult, much like bedtime!
- Don’t Worry About the How
Mediation isn’t a one size fits all kind of deal. Find something that makes you feel at peace and connected to yourself – and then do that every day. You don’t need to imagine white lights or centre your toes, you just need to be still and recharge. Clear your mind of the noise and just focus on the breaths in and out of your lungs. People get too caught up in the trendiness of meditation and forget the true purpose of it.
- Clear A Space
Clearing a space, not just in your mind, is an important part of being able to get in touch with the soothing energies around you. Get some relaxing products for your patio and find the perfect meditation vibe that suits your individual needs. To centre your mind, you first need to centre the space that you are in.
- Work on A Loving Attitude
The easiest way to do this is to find people who share your positive energy. It is a lot easier staying loving towards yourself, and others, if the company you keep is like-minded. Make peace with yourself and those around you, accept the aspects of your life that you cannot change and work on the aspects that you can. Honouring your own mind, and your own body, is the most important part of developing a loving attitude. Love yourself first, everything else will fall into place.
- Start Small
Pick a convenient spot and time. There is no rush to master meditation. If you do what feels right to you then it will make a difference in your life. Do not try and push yourself to be more, or do more at first, just ease into. After a few weeks, you might find that you can practice for longer and it doesn’t take quite as much focus to clear you mind. We have such busy lives with hectic schedules, so taking time out at first might not feel natural, but stick with it – once your mind and body learn to let go, it will get easier each time.