There is no doubt that meditation is important for our mental well-being. It reduces stress, improves your immune system, lowers your blood pressure, helps your sleeping patterns, increases your positive thinking and overall happiness. Wow. Powerful isn’t it?
With benefits like this then it makes sense that we should be meditating as much as we can.
These days our lives are so busy and we struggle to switch off. Text messages, phone calls, emails, status updates, likes, follows, retweets, shares, videos, snapchats, TV – it’s non stop.
When was the last time that you meditated?
Took some time out to still your mind, not thinking about the future and not thinking about the past. Just. Being. Present.
But what if you try and try but you just can’t meditate? It’s just not happening for you, but everyone else seems to have no problem getting their zen on. The more you stress over it, the harder it is to meditate, and then when you can’t meditate you stress….I think you get the point. It becomes a circle and in the end you just give up because it’s just never going to happen for you.
Well throw away your meditation pillow because I have good news for you. (Maybe don’t throw it away, just put it in the garage for later when you’re mediation practice is kick-ass!)
I’m telling you that you can practice mindfulness in other ways. If meditation isn’t your thing then that’s totally ok. It’s definitely not for everyone, however it’s important to remember that it does take some practice to get proficient at it. If you’ve really given it a good shot and it’s still not happening for you, don’t despair and give up on mindfulness altogether. It’s still achievable and I’m going to share with you some simple ways to make it happen. continue reading