I’ve been slacking about doing my morning meditations lately, which is annoying because I can feel my stress and anxiety levels rising.
That’s not to say I haven’t sat there and tried and tried… because I have! But lately my mind is so busy! Zipping here, there and everywhere.
It’s SO frustrating.
I miss my zen.
I NEED my zen every day.
Luckily… I’ve found it again! I found the most amazing 10-minute morning meditation – a GUIDED meditation – last week and have been using it every morning since.
First, just in case you’re new to meditation or wondering what on earth I’m talking about…
The “Hoo-Ha” about Meditation
Oh there’s a big deal alright…
I like to think of meditation as a gift you give yourself every day.
Because even if you just sit there quietly for five minutes, you’ll feel a lot calmer afterwards. I’ve even locked myself in a bathroom cubicle at work for a few minutes to cool down after an unexpected altercation and it worked wonders.
Personally, I like meditation because it grounds me. It forces me to relax, to focus on what’s important and to be grateful for what I have. I always feel elated and full of positive energy afterwards. It’s AWESOME.
Benefits of Morning Meditating
You don’t have to meditate in the morning, you can do it in the evening too – or whenever you feel like it really. There are no rules.
I pull out my yoga mat for 10 minutes after I wake up and then if I feel like it, I do about 15 minutes just before I go to bed. It’s a great way to calm down everything that’s happened during the day and get ready for a good night’s sleep.
But starting your day with a few minutes of meditation has a powerful, positive impact on how the rest of your day is going to go. That’s why so many people like to do it in the morning.
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Relaxes the nervous system
- Boosts immunity
- Balances emotions
- Lowers blood pressure
- Increases creativity
- Helps with concentration and focus
- Provides peace of mind
- Increases your energy level
- Creates a sense of calm
- Allows you to live in the present
- Lets you understand your true self
Those are just a few. And I’m no exaggerating. Meditation has helped me SO much over the last few months, I only wish I’d found it sooner!
Anyway, enough waffling on about how great it is. Try it if you don’t believe me 🙂
This is a good place to start though. It’s the morning meditation I start my day with and it’s by far the best guided meditation I’ve found so far.
Find your inner zen and grab that good day!
“Meditation allows us to directly participate in our lives instead of living life as an afterthought.” – Stephen Levine