meditation, Wise things

I Don’t Have Time To Meditate!

IMG_0612.jpg

Cunning ways to stuff meditation into chaotic days…

Are your eyeballs are out on stalks at the thought of another thing to do? Happily there are oodles of ways to squeeze meditation in without making it a big deal.

Maybe try:

  • Meditate for five minutes instead of trawling on IMDB for that obscure film director or scrolling mindlessly through social media.

  • Sit for three minutes in the loo. Generally people don’t want to know what you were up to in there.

  • Plonk yourself on a bench in the park at lunchtime, watch the squirrels for a bit and breathe.

  • Do a quick five minutes sitting in the car before you go into the house. This can be the re-set button you need to stop thinking about work.

  • When you notice you want to punch someone, put your headphones on and listen to your favourite meditation app – lots to choose from here. You can always thump them after.

  • Get up 10 minutes earlier in the morning, yes really. Even if you’re not a morning person this is worth a try. Your brain will be a bit quieter and you will feel smug for the rest of the day.

  • Be realistic. Don’t plan to do an hour if your day is frantic. Five minutes is good.

  • Before you go out to the pub, sit on a chair and try this positive connection meditation. You’ll listen to your friends better and be nicer to the bar staff.

  • If you really don’t have any time to sit, try to pay attention to the present moment as this will at least give your mind a breather. Notice the sound of the plane flying overhead until it disappears or give yourself over to the crunch of your pork scratchings and do it with your full concentration.

Meditation doesn’t have to be formal. Squeezing it in where you can will help you just as much as having a regular routine.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.