You can improve your health and daily life with the help of daily meditation. But if you are one of millions who are subjected to a busy lifestyle, spending most of the day and sometimes even night, at work, then you may be struggling to find time to dedicate yourself to meditation. This is a huge misconception.
Meditation is a way of life and not just a one-hour activity that you need to schedule each day or twice a week. If you are interested in meditation, the good news is that you can incorporate it into your daily, in almost all of the activities you do every single day. Most of the time, we lose ourselves by focusing on the things to do for the day. With this attitude we become victims of workday stress and get too tired at the end of the day.
You can improve your way of living by finding stillness and calmness in your daily tasks. Consider the following suggestions on how you can make meditation a part of your everyday life.
As You Wake Up
As you wake up, take a minute or so to meditate. This is the perfect way to start the day. Focus on your breathing to help your ability to focus on the tasks that you will tackle during the day. You can continue the meditative state while brushing your teeth, not hurrying up and focusing on taking care of an important part of your body.
Driving to the office can test anyone’s patience. Many people succumb to road rage when they encounter an irresponsible driver on the road or if they get stuck in traffic for hours. This is one aspect of your daily activities where meditation can help.
While driving, think of your actions only and do not be affected by the negative acts of other drivers on the road. It will help to stow your phone or gadgets away to help you focus on meditative driving. Focus on your goal of driving safely to your destination.
It may seem impossible to be still and meditative amidst the deadlines and piles of work before you. But you can incorporate meditation during work. Before you tackle the big issues of the day, take a few minutes to breathe in and breathe out, becoming still and calm. This will help you not to panic and finish the work at hand without becoming stressed out.
Daily Walks and Exercise
Whether you are jogging, walking around the block or walking your dog, you can still be in a meditative state. Focus on your breathing and take in the beauty of nature surrounding you. Focus on the purpose of your exercise and make each movement purposeful. Allow your body to flow effortlessly while you are exercising your body.