Often we are stressed, we are overwhelmed, and life has seemingly taken over our lives. We suddenly feel enslaved by our endless to-do lists, errands and work. We just want to escape, but we can’t easily check out and escape our daily routines.
What if you didn’t need to escape?
What if you could feel more relaxed, less stressed and seemingly had more time for the things you enjoy doing? What if you could show up to life being your happiest and most authentic self?Taking time out for ourselves may seem impossible and counterintuitive at times. However, did you know that by taking the necessary time for self-care and prioritizing yourself and your mental health, you are expanding and creating more awareness and opportunities to be impactful about how you approach life. Most importantly you’re maximizing your highest potential and becoming more in tune with who you are.
Being in tune enables you to be more grounded, less stressed and overwhelmed because you know how to decipher what’s for you and what’s not.
One of the ways to achieve getting to know you, is making mediation a part of your daily routine. Meditation has many proven health benefits, but one of the most important benefits is raising our ability to train our mind to be fully focused, present and mindful of what’s currently happening in our lives.
By slowing down, we’re able to put our mind at ease, which gives us the capacity to assess our current situations and take a proactive approach to our lives, instead of being so reactive towards circumstances.
This is important as how we show up in life is reflective of our mental well-being, which determines the trajectory of our lives. It affects how we perceive people and situations as well as the actions and solutions we need to take in order to achieve the goals and dreams we have for ourselves. Mental resilience gives us the clarity and strength we need so we are less impacted by the ups and downs of life, as well as the varying emotions and outside forces that tend to throw us off.
Many people find meditation to be difficult or they don’t like to do it because they feel they are doing it wrong or they can’t concentrate. We’re here to reassure you that it’s not about being perfect, it’s a practice, and this practice only requires you to show up for yourself and doing your best at that moment. Here are some tips we have found helpful that can kickstart your mindfulness journey. Remember it’s a personal journey and it’s about finding out what works best for you.
Incorporate meditation as part of your morning routine. This is a great way to start and set the tone for the day.
Turn on “Do not disturb” on your phone to eliminate distractions.
Focus on your breath or envision yourself meditating in a serene location like on a beach or forest, if thoughts arise just simply go back to focusing on your breath and picturing yourself meditating in a serene location.
Try guided meditation apps, like Inscape, Headspace or Deepak Chopra’s 21 Day Meditation challenges.