5 Mini Meditations To Get You Through Your Day
From the moment our alarms sound in the morning our minds and bodies begin to shift from a place of stillness into a state of stimulation.
As the day goes on we get more bogged down with work, meetings, commitments, emails... the list can go on and on! It’s time to let go (if even just for a moment) of the things that weigh us down during the day.
These five mini meditations will allow you to pause and get back to that restful sleep-like state.
- When your alarm sounds in the morning, use it as a cue to set an intention for the day. Say it out loud for re-enforcement. It can be anything from “I will be present and appreciate every moment today” to “I will not rage in the car during the morning congestion”. Try sitting on the side of your bed when you do this. Having your feet on the floor will help you feel more grounded.
- While you eat your breakfast or lunch focus on your sense of smell. Allow yourself to breathe in the aromas through your nose and focus on the sensations in your body as you inhale and exhale. Take the time to try to focus on other fragrances around you throughout the day and explore the same process.
- While checking and replying to your emails, allow yourself every 5-7 emails to sit back away from the computer desk and take 5 slow breaths. This is a great way to clear your head, become more present, or serves as an opportunity to reflect on your chosen intention and give yourself some loving-kindness. Pat yourself on the back if you have to.
- Pick an activity you normally do on autopilot, such as washing your hands, or walking to work. Pause for several seconds before starting the activity. Then perform it with your full attention.
- As you are lying in bed at night, it’s hard to let go of the day and return to that place of deep stillness. Try imaging your thoughts as little balloons floating by. Imagine them literally flying out the window.
These are just some of our favorite ways to stay connected and mindful throughout the day.
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