Meditating? Where to start?

“I’d like to meditate and be mindful BUT:

  • I don’t have the time
  • I don’t know where to start
  • I don’t know what to do.”

Sound familiar? Don’t worry, I’m not having a pop 🙂

These are excuses I used to make up and if I’m being honest with you, I still do use the “don’t have time” excuse still to this day.

The thing about meditation is it is really easy to beat yourself up for not doing it. Then you get into a spiral of beating yourself up and you don’t do it for a few days and so on.

I’m a normal guy (or at least I like to think I am, my wife and kids may have other thoughts on this, in fact who am I kidding? My family and friends probably also have a view on this – but I’m going off at a tangent here…).

I have found meditation really helps me with my depression. However, big news flash…I’m not perfect and I don’t do it everyday or even as much as I wish I did. The trick is to start small and don’t beat yourself up if you miss some sessions.

Anyway that’s the little pep talk done you’ll be glad to know.

If you’re still reading then you must have a little curiosity about this. So I’ve attached a guided meditation below that I like to use. It’s not too long and quite simple to do.

It’s about 20 mins, so should be easy to fit into your day. It’s about letting go of negativity and unlocking your full potential.

My advice is to go into it with an open mind. Find somewhere that you’re not going to be disturbed and that you can relax. You don’t have to sit cross legged if you don’t want. Sit on the couch or lie on the bed if you’d prefer. Also plug in some headphones if you have them. I always prefer headphones when meditating as it helps me concentrate.

Please please have a go and let me know your thoughts in the comments section. I’d love to know how you get on.

Take care of yourselves and enjoy.

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