In our constantly changing world full of stressful and frustrating moments, there should be a place where you can be left alone without the buzzing noise coming from your phone and other people talking to you.
If you are wondering how to turn yourself off and have a moment for yourself, craving some time alone in a safe and quiet space, consider starting meditation practices.
Do not be shy; meditation might be easier than you think. Check our helpful tips below.
How to Start Meditating
Most people willing to start their meditation sessions have many questions regarding how exactly they begin.
Here is a list of things that will help.
Choose a safe and quiet spot
Being in a place where no one will bother you for a couple of minutes of your meditation is essential. If anything disturbs you during these minutes, your effort will not make any sense.
Set an alarm
For beginners, five or even three minutes of meditation is enough. Day by day, you can try increasing your meditation minutes. An alarm will also help you see your progress.
Breathe, focus, and analyze
Now that your alarm is set, start the session. Your main goal is to breathe and focus on your breathing. You will be surprised how without any distraction, your thoughts start running around your head. Never mind them; just keep breathing and focusing.
When minutes pass, and your alarm goes off, you will feel something interesting and unusual. We recommend you analyze post-meditation feelings every day to see how you feel and how this activity affects you.
Dos and Don’ts
There are some tips that will improve your meditation practice. From the obvious ones like turning your smartphone off to more advanced ones –– read them below to enhance your meditation quality.
Do not rush
Some people think they will be able to meditate for half-hour right away and become proficient in this thing. If you are a beginner, do not hurry to sit for a long period: track your progress and enjoy the results month by month, and suddenly you will reach the half-hour meditation point.
Choose the perfect moment
While some practitioners have no problem with picking a time for meditation and making it a part of their daily schedule, others have complex days that do not look alike. If you are in the second group, remember the rule: a good time for meditation is the moment when it works for you.
Do not get too frustrated if you skip it once or twice a week; however, try to spend at least five minutes daily.
A perfect place is as vital as a perfect moment for your meditation. You should make yourself as comfortable as possible before you start. You should also ensure that your position is physically convenient for your body: our aim during meditation is absolute relaxation.
Use meditation apps
If you feel like something is wrong during your meditation sessions and you need assistance, try various apps and even podcasts that can help you meditate and relax.