I try to work out a lot. I usually know what exercises should I do, how to be motivated, how to read my body and when to slow down a bit, when I push too hard. But there was always one thing that I had problems with – meditation. With those five steps, it just clicked for me. Maybe it will also be helpful for you.
1. Accept changes
Remember, that you are not stuck with single meditation type, and if you don’t like one, you can always try another. There are a lot of different types of meditation like the one called “metta” (or “loving kindness”) or mindfulness ones. If you don’t know where to start, try to find some guided meditation courses. If you feel impatient, you can also try the meditation called “walking meditation”. Always explore new things and find the better ideas. Always grow.
Remember, that even a different music or a small candle fire can change your meditation quality.
2. A brain is the most important part of your body, train it.
Remember, that training your brain is like with training your muscles. If you do it regularly, you will get effects. Otherwise, you can not see any changes or just a small ones. Try to meditate regularly to train your brain.
To do this, it’s a good idea to choose the same place and meditate on the same time. Of course, there shouldn’t be loud, the atmosphere is very important. For example, even a single thing like your notebook can distract you, because you can think about something related to your work or school. Remember, that the morning is the best time for meditating because your mind is less cluttered with thought.
When we do this every day, we start to make a habit inside our head. You will see, that your brain will start to calm down even before that time as it will know that you will soon start your daily routine meditation.
3. Finding your own way
If you are a beginner in meditation you probably try to focus on your breathing during exercises. In most cases that is correct, but it doesn’t mean that it works for you. All I want to say that you must find your own niche, not only do what you will read on the internet or other meditation guides.
There are many techniques that can be used, like object focus (for example candle with light), sound (some relaxing music to hear), counting, breathing, visualization or even walking. All you have to do is to discover your best way to stay relaxed and your meditation will start to be better and better.
4. Be patience
Nothing comes easy and nothing comes without training. Be patience and do your meditation regularly. After some time, you will see improvement, trust me.
5. It just happens
Well, there are some days when you just don’t want to do your meditation. If that day will come, try to get your self-discipline and do it, you will be happy after that. You will need some inner determination, but it’s even not that hard that to make the early workout.
Meditation is a perfect way to stay relaxed and positive, but it also needs some everyday practice. I hope this 5 steps to improve your meditation will help you with that, as they helped me. If you have any questions related to meditation or you enjoyed those article, do not hesitate to leave me a comment in the section below.