By now, it is well-known that meditation has several health benefits, both physically and mentally, making it a well-known practice for countless individuals around the world. Unfortunately, while many people worldwide intend to begin practicing meditation, they find that it does not fit into their busy schedules. In response, Thrive Global compiled a list of ways to help fit meditation into your lifestyle without losing its benefits.
Meditation Directly Before Bed
While some people practice meditation in the morning to help them get aligned for the day ahead, others find it to be beneficial to meditate immediately before bed. For those who want to try meditating in the evening, download a meditation app, and turn it on for about 15 minutes, giving you the benefits of meditation without the increased time commitment.
Practice Meditation Intervals
For some people that meditate, the option of breaking up the practice in smaller 15-minute increments can help them stay on track when meditating. For example, if your lunch break allows a full hour, take the first 15 minutes of the break to meditate. This can not only help you continue to improve your practice, but it can also help alleviate any stress that may have caused by a work event. It can help you stay calm to get through the remainder of a, particularly frustrating day.
Take A Meditation Workshop Or Online Tutorial
For many people, the concept of meditation sounds appealing to them, but they are not sure how it works. There are a few options that can help them learn more about how to meditate. If you want to make it a much bigger part of your life, it may be worth exploring meditation workshops in your area, to help you get the best understanding of the practice. If a workshop does not work for you, download a meditation tutorial, which will typically be available in your phone’s app store. Getting a general explanation of meditation and how it works can help you to gain a deeper understanding of the practice.
While these are some of the tips for improving your meditation practice, there are countless other strategies to use as well. Whether you connect with a meditation teacher or experiment with various meditation apps, you can become a master of your practice in a few easy steps.
About The Author
John Kaweske is an Entrepreneur and Biodiesel Expert in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is the President of Bio Clean Energy, S.A., a biodiesel holding company with diversified assets in the clean energy sector in Sao Paulo, Brazil. While building Bio Clean Energy in 2004, John found himself with a lot of extra time, which ultimately led to him discovering meditation. Today, John Kaweske practices daily meditation, and manages a monthly blog outlining the latest in meditation and mindfulness.