Hey there, and Happy Sunday!
Hope your weekend has been good! Mine certainly has, even though I’ve been fighting a starting flu for a few days now. Yesterday started with a 1,5 hour yoga session at my yoga studio. I just love Saturday mornings there – a long yoga work out is just the best way to start a relaxing weekend. The rest of the day was very quiet and spent at home watching football and enjoying good food and wine.
This morning my boyfriend cooked a delicious breakfast for me while I stayed in bed to read and relax. I don’t know what is going on in my body but every single muscle is aching today. That’s why I wanted to go on a long walk by the water to get rid off the stiffness and to move my body a little bit. It’s been so nice to not have any plans for this weekend and just take it easy. Especially because the next two weekends will be very hectic since my little sister is going to be here! Words can’t describe how excited and happy I am!! 🙂
Anyway, what I really wanted to write about today is meditation.
Meditation is something I never saw myself taking up. I’ve always been the one who’s rushing from one place to another, and who wouldn’t have time to waste on nonsense such as meditation. On top of that, I’ve always thought that the purpose of meditation is to sit quietly and uncomfortably until you get into a state where you don’t have any thoughts in your mind. Well how wrong was I.
In my latest posts I’ve talked about feeling very uprooted. There have been times when I’ve felt very lost and not having been able to live in the moment. Earlier I would have just ignored those feelings and waited for things to change. But now I know that what really helps me, is taking a moment for myself and listen to my own thoughts, or taking a moment for focusing on the positive thoughts.
So how do I meditate?
What works for me is a space as quiet and calm as possible without too many distractions. I usually start by closing my eyes and by deepening my breath. I try to really focus on my breath and take a moment in between every inhale and exhale. If my intention is to relief stress I will just focus on my breath to calm my mind and to be in the moment.
Lately I have noticed that I’ve been in quite a negative mindset so my intention has been to transform my mind from negative to more positive. How this happens is by actively focusing on the positive thoughts and gratitude.
I must admit that I still have a long way to go when it comes to meditation. My mind starts to easily thrift for a few minutes before I notice myself thinking and stressing about things I was supposed to leave for later. But I sure am getting better and better, and it’s getting easier for me to stay present.
Have you tried meditation and do you have some good techniques you’d like to share? 🙂
Enjoy your day! xx