The global pandemic has made almost everyone around the world anxious. As the virus 🦠 spreads without treatment, what was once normal has now been put on hold. For how long—that we do not know. Now, the only thing we can do is stay inside our homes 🏡, keep ourselves healthy, and create a routine that will become our new normal.
With all these things happening, how are you coping?
Day after day, you wake up on the same bed ☀️, walk around the same place, and see the same faces. There is hardly anything to do.
I know you are probably tired. The kind of tired that is sad that is filled with anxiety.
The sleepless nights you go through. The empty pit in your stomach when you wake up in the morning with nothing but horrible news.
The world is at a standstill.
how are you
Like most things in the world, this too shall pass.
While we are here, I encourage you to meditate. 🧘 Whether you’ve tried it or not, I can’t think of a more perfect time but now to practice meditation.
You are probably already aware of how it takes a lot of patience, practice, and time, to achieve a meditative state.
But trust me, once you get there, it will be magnificent.
One of the most important habits I have formed in recent years has been my meditation habit. It helped me through many things—I became more focused, peaceful, and less anxious about discomfort. It made me more appreciative and attentive to all the things that life has to offer.
My life has become easier but in the biggest possible way. I’m far from perfect, but meditation has helped me come a long way.
So, go ahead… start your meditation habit now. Here, I’ll share with you some tips that have helped me over the years:
Give Two Minutes
In your first meditation practice, I don’t want you to sit for more than two minutes. I just want you to meditate in just two minutes. ⏳
If you get distracted in the middle of your practice, that’s okay. Just give it two minutes.
Do this for at least a week. If it goes well within a week, then add a minute the next week. But for now, start with two minutes for seven days.
Do it First Thing in the morning
It’s easy to say that you’re going to commit to meditation every day… until you forget all about it. So, instead of checking your phone in the morning, meditate.
Set yourself up for this. When your eyes open in the morning, take two minutes to meditate, whether you’re still lying on your bed or sitting—be comfortable.
Go ahead and do it
One of the things that hold us back from doing a task is when we constantly ask ourselves “how?” We often ask HOW when the task is unfamiliar to us.
When it comes to meditation, stop asking HOW. Go ahead and do it.
Don’t think about how to meet, where to meet, etc. Sit where you are comfortable. You can worry about other things when you fall into a meditation routine.
Don’t Think Too Much About Clearing Your Mind
I know you want to clear your mind when you meditate. Here’s the truth, though— it’s pretty much impossible to get right the first time. You can clear your mind, yes, for a few seconds.
But it’s okay when you can’t hold it for two minutes straight. The more pressure you put on yourself in the middle of your practice, the more you will not achieve it.
So, take it easy. Clearing the mind is not the “goal” of meditation. Just focus your attention and practice a little more when your mind wanders.
Always Smile When You’re Done
… and even when you’re in a horrible mood. After your meditation practice, SMILE. 😊 Take that moment to be grateful that you had time for yourself and kept your commitment.
As we await the new world, we meditate.
You can do it. 💪🏻