I recently coached a client who has a fear of meditation. She worries that she will struggle to find time for it, she might not be doing it right, she’ll get distracted by worrying thoughts or won’t be able to sit crossed-legged with her eyes closed.
It got me thinking, that maybe “the fear of not doing it right” is a barrier to doing it at all.
If this is you, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.
There is plenty of evidence out there now to suggest that meditation is a powerful stress release tool. And yet, when I ask clients, friends and family their biggest reason for not meditating, they say that they don’t have the time.
Riddle me this then.
Do you have time to feel stressed out?
Time to feel like crap?
Do you have time to become unwell from chronic stress or anxiety which has the potential to lead to depression, autoimmune conditions and more? Probably not.
Stress is one of the leading causes of illness, period.
Good news is that meditation can be done anywhere. Think of all the times you are waiting for something. The in-between times. Like standing next to the shower, waiting for the water to heat. Waiting for transport.
Or it could be when you are doing something. Like making a cup of tea. Stroking the dog. Reading this blog. Lying in bed waiting to fall asleep.
The power of conscious breathing.
Try this now. Take a deep breath in through your nose, and then sigh through your mouth. Do this, three times.
Then take a moment to ponder how you’re feeling.
You just meditated. It’s that simple.
To get maximum benefits, repeat this conscious breathing a few times a day.
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