Does meditating STRESS you out?
Yeah, I get it. You know meditating is SUPPOSED to...
…but it’s hard to get past the initial freakout stage isn’t it?
I can relate. So, today I’m sharing some practical tips that have helped me and my clients lock down a CONSISTENT meditation routine.
1. SCHEDULE IT
Avoid the temptation to “get to it later."
2. CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT
Carve out a quiet, distraction-free space.
3. MAKE IT A RITUAL
Our brains LOVE routine. Head to your corner, light up that bougie incense and have FUN with it!
4. USE A STRATEGY
I often start by focusing on breathing in and out. Then I give myself some time to (dare I say it?) THINK. Yep - I actually use the quiet time to sort through some thoughts. Finally, I spend the last few minutes meditating on my personal mantra. Oftentimes I find people are intimidated at the lack of structure and need a little direction getting started.
5. CHANGE YOUR APPROACH
Fam, you’re neva gonna clear your mind. Surriously. But you WILL get better at allowing your thoughts to flow without needing to follow them.
Remember - When you feel like you don’t have time to do it is when you need it most.
- @insighttimer, @sbtbreathe, @calm & @headspace
- Tea Candles - Cuz why wouldn’t you stare at fire if you have the option
- Incense - Morning Star comes with a delightful variety of scents, add a cute ass holder and you are ready rock
- Meditation Pillow
Final Note: The first time you did a pushup or a squat it was probably shaky. Picture your meditation muscles this way. The more you practice, the more comfortable it will become.