How to Meditate: 3 Simple Tips to Get You Started NOW

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You know that you should be meditating, you know about the benefits… but no idea how you should get started? 

In today’s video I’m going to help you with some of the basics.

Don’t Stress Over Meditation

Once of the most important things is to not stress over the process of meditation. That would be counter-productive! There is no one correct way to meditate and ultimately you’ll find what works for you. Give yourself the time to discover this.

If you have a stressful and busy life, sometimes it’s hard to comprehend how we could actually meditate effectively. This was my experience. I knew I wanted to meditate, but when I attempted it – I felt like it wasn’t working and I was wasting my time.  My mind would go out of control. The craziness of life would come to the surface. I then thought that I should be getting back to work and to stop wasting time.

Like picking up any skill, it’s a matter of practise. It’s similar to going to the gym for the first time. Meditation is our mental gym. Meditation is allowing our mind to process and re-organise our thoughts, just like a computer.

To make this process as easy as possible, here are some tips to help you get started:

Find the Right Space

Find a space where you can make yourself comfortable, relaxed and at ease. If you don’t currently have this, set it up. If you need to, lock the door. Put your phone on flight mode. Get rid of the outside influences. You could lay down but beware, you probably will fall asleep. That’s okay to begin with, but if you want to get the value of meditation, I find it’s best when you are sitting up in bed or in a comfortable chair.

Focus on Your Breath

Take deep breaths in and out, and focus on this. Pay attention to how your body feels. This will slow down your mind and body into a gentle meditation. Don’t be alarmed however if you find some thoughts racing around.

Accept and Let Go

Don’t fight your thoughts, you’ll only end up feeling frustrated. If you get a thought, for example ‘I need to put the washing on soon’. Allow that thought to be, to exist. Say to yourself:  ‘I accept it, I’m aware of it. I’m going to let it go’. This is such a freeing exercise. You know that it’s there, but you aren’t going to let it bother you right now.

What Next?

A guided meditation is really helpful, if you want to meditate for a specific purpose. You can grab a copy of my free morning and evening meditations. I also have a range of additional guided meditations to come (watch this space). The benefit of a guided meditation is that you aren’t meditating on your own. You have someone to direct you, and all you need to do is let your mind gently follow, visualising as you go. This will help you eliminate a lot of mind-chatter!

There are also a number of products available that you can buy to achieve a meditative state in a short timeframe. I personally use OmHarmonics and promote as an affiliate because I’ve found this to be an awesome product. I urge you to check it out for yourself, and sign up for the free sample. It’s totally worth it!

Do you meditate? What is your experience? Leave a comment below!

Happy meditating! 🙂

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