We all like to pretend we’re all over this wellness stuff right? Eating well, exercising and meditating as much as we can. Watching everyone else live a seemingly perfectly healthy and well balanced (but in reality highly edited) life over Instagram often doesn’t make us feel good about acknowledging things could do with refining either!
Things start to get really interesting with a refined meditation practice. This means committing to 20 minutes, twice a day. Skipping them here and there and not being consistent brings scatty results truth be told. A morning meditation is best done first thing, to avoid excuses for not doing it later. Once we go to the gym, for a yoga class or a walk, we’ve generally checked emails, posted something to social media and are well into the day. A cheeky coffee after a gym session is a sure fire way to not have a great meditation afterwards.
The afternoon one, let’s be honest, is the hardest. We’re all sooo busy. There is always just so much to do. We secretly like to feel self-important and like the world might fall apart if we take 15-20 minutes out. Let’s stop being all Chicken Little about it (thinking the sky will fall, the sky will fall) and instead make it a priority. The truth is we will be more creative and productive after recharging our nervous systems with meditation. So schedule it in, make it happen and be the best version of yourself that you can be all afternoon and into the evening. Your body and mind will thank you for it!
“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honour your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on earth. ” – Bradley Whitford
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