Have you already started meditating? Surely you can’t have missed the massive trend that’s made mindfulness and meditation mainstream?
If you’re still not a meditator, there’s probably one thing holding you back: the amount of time it takes. There are barely enough hours in the day for work and sleep and family – and then there’s that backlog of TV shows you’ve been meaning to watch!
It’s less time-consuming than you think
In fact, meditation practice can fit into even the busiest schedule.
The secret is to start out with very short sessions. Even 60 seconds a day is enough for a small exercise: take ten long, deep breaths, silently counting them.
That’s it! This simple exercise will already give you a little break from your day-to-day worries and tensions.
So find one minute in your daily routine where you can meditate – for instance, after you brush your teeth or when you first sit down on your commute.
Try to make it a ritual that you stick to every day, as daily practice helps you experience the full benefits.
Soon, you might find yourself yearning for longer sessions, and you may go for five or ten minutes at a time, even several times a day!
For more down-to-earth advice on meditating, including what the SURF meditation tool is, check out our blinks to Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, by Dan Harris, Jeff Warren and Carlye Adler.