Jan 14, 2023
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Create a comfortable and quiet environment: Choose a quiet, comfortable, and peaceful place where you can meditate. Make sure the area is well-ventilated and comfortable temperature-wise. ( if possible. I’ve meditated on the toilet with the kids watching tv in the next room)
Set a consistent schedule: Try to meditate at the same time every day, this will help establish a routine and make it easier to stick to your practice. (I meditate in the mornings but not always at the same time)
Get comfortable: It's important to sit or lie down in a comfortable position to prevent your body from becoming uncomfortable and distracting you from your meditation. Dress in comfortable clothing and make sure your clothes are not too tight or restrictive.
Control your breath: Focus on your breath, try to breathe deeply and slowly.
Let go of expectations: Release expectations of what your meditation should be like, instead, be open to the experience and let whatever happens happen.
Be persistent: Remember, meditation is not easy, it takes practice to be able to focus on the present moment. Be persistent, and try not to get discouraged if you have a hard time meditating.
Minimize distractions: turn off your phone, or any other electronic devices, or put it in another room.
Release tension: Try to release tension and let go of physical and mental stress, relaxation will come easier with practice.
Incorporate mindfulness: Bring mindfulness and awareness to your daily routine and activities.
Practice regularly: Start with a short period of time, like 5-10 minutes, and gradually increase the duration of your meditation.
It's important to remember that meditation is not about achieving a specific state or outcome, but rather about the process of training your mind to focus and become more present. Some days you may have a great session, and other days it may be more challenging. Regular practice will help you notice the changes in your mind and body over time.