5 Tips on How to Meditate Successfully
Let me just say this once… if you still haven’t tried meditation… girl you are seriously missing out. Here’s why… meditation has so many benefits! When we meditate we give ourselves so much love. It helps us stay focused, relaxed, we connect better, and it can even promote better sleep. Who doesn’t want that? So if you’re looking to jump on the meditation train, keep reading because I’m going to give you 5 tips on how to meditate successfully so you can start your meditation routine today.
1. Sit Down and Relax Girl
Your body will be much more relaxed in a seated position, I’m not talking about sitting on the floor with your legs crossed either. If that’s not comfortable for you, then don’t do it. You can sit in a chair with your feet on the floor or you can even kneel on the floor if you prefer. Just make sure you’re in a comfortable and stable position.
Social Babe Tip: Make sure to surround yourself in some peace and quiet.
2. Set a Time Limit
Setting a time limit will help you stay mindful in the practice. Instead of thinking about all those emails, you need to send out or how long it’s been since you started your meditation, set a timer so your only focus is on meditating. If you’re just starting out, choose a shorter time frame, like 10 minutes. As you start to feel more comfortable you can always increase your time.
3. Breathe in and Breathe Out
Use your breath to guide your meditation and help you stay focused and relaxed, but remember to breathe naturally. Breathe in, breathe out, repeat.
4. Notice When You Wander
Your mind is gonna wander girl and that’s ok. Just make sure when this happens to refocus your attention on your breath. You got this!
Social Babe Tip: Try a guided meditation for your first few sessions. This will help you stay focused.
5. Be Mindful
Now, this is the important one babe. Be mindful and don’t judge yourself. Meditation takes practice and it can sometimes be hard to let your thoughts go. So be patient, love yourself, and remember you are capable of anything. You’re doing great!
So that’s it! 5 tips on how to meditate successfully. Feel free to surround yourself with some reminders to keep yourself motivated such as your yoga mat, your meditation cushion, or a simple sticky note on your coffee maker...because you know you won't be forgetting that cup of coffee in the morning. Take a minute to check in with yourself and remember all the amazing benefits meditation will bring you so you can continue living your best life and keep slaying your game Sis!