Meditation. It’s really hard to get into, but once you do it can change your entire life. The hardest part about meditating is figuring out when you should actually sit down and do it! I can never find a good time to do it, but luckily I’ve found a few general times when it’s a good idea to take a few moments and meditate for a while.
Mornings are a great time to mediate. I know, waking up an extra half an hour might be horrible for a while, but after you start a habit, it will make it so much easier. Meditating in the morning can help you wake up and get your mind in the right state to start the day. It can help energize you and make sure that you’re centered to focus on the day ahead. Try to meditate before you eat breakfast, as you don’t want a full stomach weighing you down.
When you’re feeling stressed out or anxious is another amazing time to mediate. Sitting down and taking the time to meditate can help you get rid of that excess stress and also calm your body down so it’s not in an anxious state. Plus, if you’re confused as to why you’re anxious, meditation can help your brain slow down and truly find the source of its problems. After that it’s just up to you to help solve it and keep going with your day.
Try meditation before a big test. For one, it will help keep you calmer during the test so you can make sure to get a great grade! Second, it can actually help you focus on what you’ve studied and really be ready for the test once it’s in front of you. Try meditating before hand and see if your grades go up at all!
Finally, right after classes or shortly before you go to bed is a great time as well. It’s helps your body unwind and relax from the full day. Your brain can start to categorize what’s happened and figure out what should be kept and what can be let go. It can also help you get better sleep at night without all that stress piled on top of you.
Honestly, the time that you meditate is completely up to you. It’s whenever you’re free and feel the need to take a moment and relax. Try adding it into your daily schedule if you can. As long as you’re meditating and getting that stress off your shoulders, that’s what truly matters.
TXTgirl :: Orange County
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