We always seem to be in a rush nowadays. So how can we find spare time to meditate? There are so many other things competing for our time. We always seem to be in a rush. Food and coffee on the go, speaking on the cell phone while doing other things. Typing away at the computer whilst working with a colleague on the phone.
So how on earth can we devote even 15 or 20 minutes a day to simply meditate?
Initially, it may seem an uphill struggle. But you already can find a few minutes every day to brush your teeth and a meditation session is just as essential for your overall health.
Maybe getting up a few minutes earlier would work for you? Or, if you’re an evening person, the last few minutes before you go to sleep. A lot of people find this to be one of the best times to meditate as it puts them into a calm, relaxed state. Perfect for a good night’s sleep.
If you can’t devote the time every day to meditate, then consider becoming a weekend meditator. Often, Saturdays and Sundays are not quite as hectic as the rest of the week. So you may be able to regularly spend time on a meditation session. You’ll still get benefit from these sessions.
There are also times during the day that you can shuffle around your schedule to make the time to meditate. Make a few changes to your workplace to block out some time and see how that goes.
If you watch the news, skip it! The news will still happen and if something important crops up, someone will tell you about it. This works well for me – I catch up on the news weekly and have yet to suffer withdrawal symptoms from my previous daily dose of news.
If you have a television recorder, use it to skip the adverts. That will free up 15 minutes or more per hour of television you watch.
Nowadays, social media is the biggest drain on our time and attention. You should seriously limit your connected time on the internet. I say it’s the stress that comes without stress. Take the bold decision now, you can do it. Stop your notifications!
Get yourself a nice yoga mat and pick a quiet spot at home to meditate. Take the time to clear your head and just reflect on yourself, your goals and your life.