In today's busy day and age, many of us have no time to put aside for improving our mental health. More often than not, achieving mental stability fails to become a priority and we brush it aside to pursue more tangible improvement.
However, it's important to remember that having the right mindset causes change that, while subtle, truly makes all the difference.
Meditation is one incredibly effective way to improve your mental health. It allows you to feel less stressed out and more capable of taking on challenges. You may find that it's easier than you think to open up some time in your life for this incredibly beneficial practice.
Wondering when to meditate? Here are some suggestions as to when you can effortlessly blend meditation into your daily life.
1) Once you wake up
Let's be honest. How many of us spend 20 minutes lying in bed only half-awake after the alarm has rung several times? Well, there are better ways to wake up.
Once that alarm rings, get yourself out of bed and onto that yoga mat to begin a meditation session. This way, you aren't actually using more time to meditate — you're just using your time more efficiently. This is a natural way to fully wake up, adjust to the new day and start it with calm collectedness.
What's even better is if you take this outside, maybe onto your lawn. This way, the morning air will make you feel more refreshed and ready.
2) During your lunch break
Work can be stressful,. Your lunch break is not only a great time to recharge with food, rest and a walk, but also with meditation!
It's easy to get sidetracked during this time by problems you're invested in solving, and your short lunch break might just be spent thinking about work, ultimately not having been a break at all.
Forcing yourself to spend a few minutes meditating will clear your mind and allow you to step away from the problems. Often, this will lead to an ability to see the issues in a new light, leading to better solutions and seeing the bigger picture.
Meditating halfway into your workday will renew your productivity and spirit.