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How to Meditate

What comes to your mind when we say the word meditation? Do you think of a stereotypical yogi out in Bali, sitting by the ocean with their legs crossed in that impossible position?

Yes? That’s what most people associate with meditation. But it's far from the truth.

In reality, meditation is not nearly as complex and can provide amazing benefits for so many people.

You can do it anywhere - laid in bed, in a hot bath, curled up on the sofa, or even just 5 mins in your car before your commute to work.

Meditation helps you to get in touch with your thoughts and feelings so you can gain a better understanding of them, and therefore healthily cope with them.

Our mind is always going to be consumed by different thoughts and feelings. It’s totally normal for our minds to wander all over the place, the aim of meditation is to control these wonders, not prevent them.

So how do we do it?

How do we perform the seemingly impossible task that is meditation? Well, it’s much easier than you think.

I have created the Happy Healthy & Rosie Guided Meditations for this exact reason. Simply plug and play. But here are some tips to get you started.

Get Comfortable

Find a quiet, comfortable, calm environment to meditate in. For most of us, this seems impossible with kids running all over the place, and a jam-packed schedule.

If this is you, think about practising meditation around your kid's bedtimes, or taking 5 mins to sit under a tree or in your car while on your coffee break.

Before you start, make sure you’re in a comfortable position, it’s difficult to get into a good headspace when all you’re doing is fidgeting around. Try lying on the floor, or snuggling up in your favourite blanket.

Focus On Your Breathing

Slowly close your eyes, and release as much tension as you can. Focus on your breathing, and the sensations you feel with each inhale and exhale.

I know, this sounds boring, and we’re bound to start thinking about other things such as what we’re going to have for dinner, or what time we need to leave to make it to our kid's football game.

This is totally normal. When we consciously recognise our mind has wandered, bring it back to the breathing. Don’t stress about your mind going off in another direction, simply accept it, then bring it back.

End On a Positive

After a few minutes, slowly open your eyes and take in the environment around you. Get in touch with your senses. What can you see, hear, touch, smell, and feel?

Think about how grateful you are for these things.

Smell your kid's dirty football kit? Maybe not the calming smell you’d thought you’d appreciate, but that’s the smell of having a healthy child who's had the opportunity to get out and exercise with their mates.

Think about where your thoughts had wondered and how you're going to act on them. Meditation’s not going to solve all your problems at once, but it is going to help you face little challenges one at a time. Leading to less emotional eating, stress over eating, and generally being a much happier person feeling in control.

You can do this!


Top tips? ❤️

Have you got any extra top tips that you have found helpful? Share your secrets below and let's all help each other!

Or just drop me a comment and let me know how you get on with this.

Rosie ❤️


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