Our busy lives and routines can make finding time to relax difficult.
The list of tasks and responsibilities each day can often mean we’re not able to find time to take a breather until it’s bedtime, but then the dread of the next day’s tasks can set in making it hard to fall to sleep.
Meditation is a great way to find some time to relax and centre yourself mentally, but with everyday life being so hectic it’s not always easy to set time aside to specifically meditate.
We have three easy ways for you to make a point of taking time out to relax.
Get up ten minutes early
Getting your full quota of sleep is paramount to the success of the day ahead – it’s proven that having a better quality and regular pattern of sleep, with at least seven hours rest, can improve your brain’s capacity to function along with being beneficial to your general health and wellness.
To bolster the great night of sleep you’ve just had, try giving yourself time to meditate first thing and get your day off to an even better start.
Set your alarm for ten minutes earlier than normal and after your regular waking ablutions, use the extra moments to peacefully meditate and clear your mind.
The deep breathing and relaxation will help you prepare for a busy day ahead.
Take one minute out five times a day
It may not seem like much, but those short moments of meditation could be just what you need to help you cope with the stresses and strains of your day.
Spread the minutes out and benefit from the routine of taking that time for yourself throughout your day.
The more often you do this, the more entrenched the habit will become – soon it should be second nature to take a minute of mindfulness every couple of hours.
Combine it with having a glass of water after each minute to help with your daily intake.
Before your commute home
No doubt you’re relieved it’s time to head home for the day from work, but your commute could fill you with dread.
If your stress levels rises simply by anticipating the heavy traffic or packed trains, use meditation to ward off negative energy and anxiousness.
Before setting off on your journey home take five minutes to meditate and relax.
The deep breathing and act of clearing your mind of negative thoughts could mean you approach your journey home with a different mindset and not feel as easily aggravated by the usual rush hour craziness.