Today, I want to tell you 8 ways to meditate for busy people. First, let’s discuss what meditating means.
Historically, scholars have had a hard time defining meditation. Many view meditation as a practice with the aim of training your attention and awareness so that you become more mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable. Meditative techniques can include mindfulness, focusing on a single thought, or intentional breathing.
No matter the technique, meditating involves focusing your mind and stopping the routine and business around and within you.
Since meditating involves controlling your mental and physical actions, busy people can find it difficult to incorporate meditation into their life. But there are 8 easy ways to introduce meditative practices into your busy routine. Let us look at those 8 techniques.
1. Be in the Moment
The best way to meditate when you have a busy schedule is to be in the moment. Being in the moment means focusing on the present, as opposed to the past or future while performing your daily tasks and chores. This step may seem easy enough, but you will find that a lot of your life revolves around the finished past or imagined future.
2. Breathe During Your Breaks
The second way to meditate during your busy life is to incorporate intentional breathing into your daily actions. Although we breathe our entire life, very few people take the time to breathe with intention. Next time you take a sip of coffee, for example, take a couple of seconds to close your eyes and intentionally breathe in the steamy air.
3. Meditate While You Wait
Another way to meditate if you are a busy person is to simply meditate while you wait. Studies show that the average human will stand in line for approximately six months of their life.
A fourth way to introduce meditation into your busy schedule is to multitask. Instead of absentmindedly doing your daily chores, incorporate meditative techniques into those actions. Multi-tasking in this way will allow you to meditate without adding any more tasks to your daily routine.
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5. Incorporate Meditation into Your Daily Routine
You can also find time to meditate by incorporating it into your schedule. Many adults have a morning routine, for example. Find open time in that routine, such as when you are pouring your coffee or watching the sunrise. Incorporating meditation into your schedule will force you to meditate without it taking up any more time of your day.
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