Meditating is Easy

AUTHOR:  Roz Dominico
DATE:  06/04/2020

You might have heard this before, often probably, then tried to start meditating and soon gave up because it’s too difficult. Nothing could be further from the truth, though.

You Can Do It

Meditating is easy, you just need to have an idea of how it works and of course have reasonable expectations. Don’t think you can meditate for a straight hour the first time you try it, it’s a time you build up to.

To begin you need to commit: tell yourself you’re going to meditate every single day for the next couple of weeks.

The first time, sit for five minutes, eyes closed and count your breath — in 1, out 2, in 3, out 4, and so on. When you get to 10, start again. Repeat it for 5 minutes. The focus should be on your breath, if a thought comes, just acknowledge it, let it go and start counting from 1 again. If 5 minutes is too hard, start with 2 minutes. After a few days, you’ll feel more comfortable and you’ll be able to add a few minutes to your practice. If it suddenly becomes harder again, shave a few minutes away.

You might want to try a guided meditation tool. Apps like Headspace, Insight Timer, The Mindfulness App, etc. can help you out to start. Even YouTube has a large collection.

After a while, you’ll reap the benefits: reduced stress, increased happiness, increased focus and better creativity. At first it might sound harder than it actually is, just stay with it! There is no right or wrong way to meditate!

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