Posts in Meditation
The Top 10 Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness was like flipping a switch for me. It turned the lights on. It taught me to be compassionately aware of the NOW in a way that wasn’t overwhelming. 

 

I’d been a dabbling meditator for years, but when approaching meditation from a mindfulness perspective I really began to LIVE the benefits of meditation that I’d heard so many others talking about. 

 

So what are the benefits of mindfulness meditation?

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10 Habits to Create a More Mindful and Authentic Life

1. Create a morning or nightly ritual. 

 

Why do you wake up in the morning? Is it because you have to? Do you jump out of bed and immediately start chasing after your to-do list? Shower, shave, coffee, clothes, work? After a while, this daily grind gets tiring. It also can make us feel like we’re living a life without much joy or excitement. But it doesn’t HAVE to be this way. Create time and space for your personality and your joy. Morning or night time rituals can help you build a buffer between the mandatory grind and a life of gratitude and ease.

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What Is Mindfulness & Why Should We Practice It? + Printable Mindfulness Worksheets

1. Stay in the present moment. 

 

There is no rule that says you have to be doing a million things at once. No where in the nonexistent life handbook is there a statement that tells you to worry about everything that has yet to happen.

 

One of my favorite quotes says something like, “Worrying is using your imagination to create the worst case scenario.” I don’t remember who said it, but those words have really stuck with me. If I can simply stay focused on what’s happening right now, I don’t have to be concerned with tomorrow just yet. I don’t have to try to manipulate the future. I can simply observe my current situation, and engage with it in a way that is the best for my wellbeing.

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How to Start a Meditation Practice for Beginners

Here are some tips that I’ve used in the past (and will continue to use) that will help you learn how to start meditating and stay consistent with your practice. 

  1. Decide which type of meditation you want to try. And then accept that there is no “right” way. Give yourself permission to experiment, research, and practice in a way that works for you. Feel free to try different kinds of meditation until you find one that feels good, one that’s a great fit - one that helps you feel present and attentive.  
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