Take time to just be.
So often we are absorbed with doing things. We always have to be busy. Busy living life. Busy making things happen. And while there is nothing wrong with burning the candle at both ends and being a boss chick (it is fully encouraged on this site), in order to avoid burnout, you’ve got to give yourself some time to check out.
You don’t have to chant or do some spiritual ritual to meditate. Meditation really is just the act of contemplation, thought, thinking, musing, pondering, consideration, reflection, concentration. So, you don’t necessarily clear your mind of all thoughts when you meditate (although you can if you wish).
Here are our top 3 tips for awesome meditation:
- Put all of your electronics on do not disturb. Turn off the TV, the computer, the tablet. If you want to drown out atmosphere noise, you can choose to put in headphones and listen to peaceful music. I happen to love ocean sounds.
- Devote at least 15 minutes a day to mediating. Anyone can step away from the world for 15 minutes. Set the timer on your cell phone and just zone out for 15 minutes. Taking 15 minutes to clear your mind can help you become more productive for the rest of the day.
- Write it down. It’s extremely hard to meditate and relax when you have a million and one things going through your head. So, prior to beginning, write down everything that’s on your mind. Things that are bothering you. Things that you need to do. Things that you don’t want to forget. Go ahead and get it all down on paper so that you can get it out of your head. This will keep your brain from wandering (hopefully) while you meditate.
So, once you’ve done these three things, then what? Well, you can meditate on a specific goal you have for the year. You can visualize yourself reaching your goals. Or, you could think about your family relationships and how grateful you are to have your family and friends. Or, you could just choose to think of nothing at all and enjoy the sounds of the ocean (or whatever music you choose to listen to).
No matter what you do, you won’t regret taking this 15 minutes out of your day (press pause on that reality TV show…stop scrolling The Gram for a minute) in order to renew and rejuvenate.