You want to meditate, but not today because everything is rubbish.
You got turned down for a job, you’re worried about money and your go-to behaviours for handling this sort of anxiety are in full swing. You want to overeat, blame, booze, imagine nobody cares, watch porn – choose your weapon. The thought of facing all that anxious, itchy, tension in your meditation session is not appealing.
Make a cup of tea.
It’s never a bad idea. While the kettle boils, notice the pattern on the mug and watch the steam rising in an effortless swirl. Then make yourself this promise:
You can do all the destructive crap you want but only after you sit and meditate for 15 minutes.
For a simple meditation technique try this.
Drink your tea then sit and meditate. It won’t feel easy, you will be aware of all tension and edgy thoughts – all that stuff that you’re feeling anyway.
But it will help and here’s why…
If you can sit with your experience and watch yourself squirming away from your feelings, you become a bit larger than them. You make a tiny space between you and your rubbish day.
That space holds the key to you making better choices. And reminds you that’s how you want to live.