No Time to Meditate?
Life is busy for most of us, no doubt, and we can often feel like we don’t have time to fit everything in. Still, you don’t have give up on meditating or the feel that you have no time to meditate. The rewards are so worth your time and you can work meditating into your daily routine.
I’ve had lots of fun finding more ways to work meditation into the activities I already do in my life. I’m guessing you do many of these activities daily, too. When you link mediation with these activities, it can help meditation become a natural part of your life.
Here’s some of these ways you might be able to add meditation to your daily routine:
Bathing or Showering This is a great time to either just relax and focus on the sensation of the water on your body or send love to each part of your body as you wash yourself. I like to sit in a bubble bath and close my eyes and focus on the vibrations of my body or picture my body bathed in love.
Brushing Your Teeth Try a rampage of appreciation from Abraham-Hicks. See how many things you can appreciate and/or how many positive thoughts you can have in a row, for two minutes twice a day. They say it only take 17 seconds to activate a thought and you have way more time than that while your brushing.
Cleaning Most cleaning tasks do not take much brain power so I either like to chant a mantra while cleaning, such as “I am worthy “(usually inside my mind since the rest of my family is usually close by) or just focus on being fully present and focusing completely on the task. I especially like to focus on wash dishes or vacuuming. There’s something so soothing about these tasks when you give them your full attention.
Driving It’s fun to say affirmations while driving like “I am loved and loving” or “Life gets better every day” If I’m driving alone, I will say them out loud. I, also, like to direct Reiki or just loving thoughts at all the cars I pass.
Eating Mindful eating is a wonderful meditation. It’s not only great for you spiritually, it’s great for you body and your digestion. Just take you time and enjoy your food. Chew and savor every bite. Really taste your food.
Surfing the Internet This one is a little trickier, but there are two activities I often do that are somewhat meditative even though you can’t really meditate while you are googling. The first is taking 2 or 3 minutes to go to YouTube and watch a meditation video before you start surfing. There are so many you can surely find one you like. Either try a new one every time or find one you like and stick with it. Your time surfing will probably be more beneficial since you took a few minutes to meditate first. Then, you can find a subliminal music on YouTube that you can play in the background while you surf. Not exactly mediation, but it still might be helpful.
If you look at your daily routine, I’m sure you can find ways to add meditation to your life without taking time away from other activities. Once, you do this for a while and see the benefits, you might want to create a special meditation time.
One Caveat: If you start pairing meditation with your daily tasks, you might want to just try one each month. Beginning them all at once, could be overwhelming and have the opposite effect.
Life itself can be a moving meditation. Take the time to fully immerse yourself in your life and see how it begins to flow.
I’d love to hear how you make meditation part of your life or any other comments you may have.