Let’s face facts, this world is very busy. There is always something we need to be doing. Whether that’s going to work, taking the kids to school, do the housework or a hundred different things in a day.

As a result, our minds are usually frazzled by the end of the day, week, month or year. So how can we help our minds become clearer, and help us through each busy day?

I found that meditation has helped me immensely. I meditate twice per day for at least 30 minutes per time, and my mind and well being has improved immeasurably as a result.

Before I give you tips on meditation, I would like to share some fantastic benefits I discovered on how good meditation can be for us.

  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Can Improve Your Blood Circulation
  • Can help to lower your heart rate
  • Lessen perspiration
  • Lower your respiration rate
  • Help you to feel less anxious
  • Lessen stress levels
  • Help you to relax better
  • Give a better feeling well being

As you can see, there are quite a few reasons as to why meditating regularly can help you improve your mind and body. So why don’t we mediatet more then? I suspect it’s for two reasons. The first is because we say to ourselves that we are too busy and don’t have time to meditate. The second is that we possibly see meditation as something we need to do sitting cross legged on the floor while chanting omm.

Both reasons are really excuses for us to not meditate really. Let’s be honest, if we don’t want to do something, we find a million excuses not to do it at all.

 

So, if you are interested in meditating, then here are my five tips to get you going.

  1. Find a chair or cushion to sit on before starting your meditation.
  2. Close your eyes, and shut out all distractions, radio, t.v etc.
  3. Breathe naturally
  4. Focus on nothing else but the sound of your breathing
  5. Commit to 5 minutes per day to begin with, and increase over time

Follow these 5 steps, as I did, and you’ll soon discover that meditation is a lot of fun, and will help you feel better in different ways as well.

 

Stay Awesome,

 

Paul.


    4 replies to "Five Tips For Meditating For Everyone"

    • Adam Henderson

      Hi Paul,
      Thanks for the tips I will definitely give this a try, I have been finding myself in a dark place recently more often than I would like. quite a lot of personal things going on at the moment and feeling quite worthless.
      If you have any more advice it would be gratefully received.

      Adam

      • paulhaylett

        Hi Adam,

        Thanks for replying my friend, it’s humbling
        to see people replying to my articles 🙂

        I get where your coming from, and I’ve found just
        concentrating on the natural sound of your breathing
        while meditating really helps to sooth your mind,
        and relax the body my friend.

        Also, ensure you go out sometimes for half an hour say,
        to appreciate nature, and all it’s gifts as that also
        helps to instill a sense of peace as well.

        Hope that helps buddy.

        Stay awesome,

        Paul.

    • Tony Tydeman

      Hi Paul,

      Really like your post. Most people underestimate meditation or just casually dismiss it. Some people find that dark place as strangely comforting, meditation could well open their eyes to greater potential.

      Thanks for the post.
      Tony

      P.S. I used to live in Chatham. Many years ago, moved west country with work.

      • paulhaylett

        Hi Tony,

        Thank you for replying my friend,
        I truly hope your day is fantastic 🙂

        Yes, a lot of people either dismiss or
        casually dismiss the idea of meditating.
        I personally think it is because people
        think that they have to sit cross legged
        on the floor and chant, which as we know is
        completely different to the reality.

        I used to live in Devon some years back,
        before I moved back to the Kent area, before
        finally deciding to live in Chatham.

        Stay Awesome 🙂

        Paul.

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