I bought a relaxation CD a few weeks ago and it’s really worked for me. I find that the act of listening forces me to calm down. The session also only lasts for 25 minutes, which is ideal – long enough to unwind, short enough to fit into the day. I’m aiming to listen to this 2-3 times a week for a couple of months to gain maximum benefit, then will start looking to advance to an advanced version. 10 months ago
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lots of ups and downs and finally I got used to at least chant and do short meditation of 10 min. longer meditation totaly rocks but short one is attainable no matter what. only main thing is to do it on time and not delay. just do it. 23 months ago
skipped couple of days since i meditate in living room, and TV was on, and TV addicts won. so we had serious discussion that resulted in me meditating again one morning.
after that… skipped both evening AND morning meditation again.
This time I was simply preoccupied with other activities that were more important to me. We spent wonderfull afternoon and evening without TV. And I went to bed to late, overslept and didn’t have time in the morning to meditate. But… it is only 15mins?
I look deeply within and ask myself, what is difference between last habit that went so surprisingly well, and this one?
Difference is that, last habit I did for my SO, and this one is “just” for myself. Other things that are about myself, too, like excercise, taking vitamins, reparing my clothes, drinking water, you name it, went very quickly into back burner.
That leads me to conclusion/discovery that I’m not that important to myself. :oops: :?:
Oh well. Me, proud, strong, independent woman I like to believe I am?
Very important breaktrough for me, that explains a lot:
How anyone could be possibly successful at all in an area that they don’t find really that important? 2 years ago
i’m blogging it in my sports blog, and i’m also reporting about that in zenhabits forum. i have some ups and downs, i started heroic with full program, that gave me boost in energy and mood, so i quckly burned out. now i force myself to do the bare minimum. the main point being, i’m going forward with this goal that i wanted so long and it is worth it. my perspective changed. everything is so simple, if you are brutaly honest. 2 years ago
once a day several days lately, not in a row. i’m blogging it into my sports blog, it helps.
!this is my major goal, the most important one, that powers all the others! 3 years ago
Found a great podcast series (thanks absnasm!) and downloaded it to my iPod. It says don’t listen to it while driving but I did – I didn’t crash, fall asleep or lose control, I just felt much more relaxed when I went into work. Hoping to make this a habit – and begin using my daily commute time more effectively. 3 years ago
Bashuu:)I have a problem with that.
I can`t decide what form this meditation should have. Ok – so I`m walking. Daily. But what should be happening in my head during those walks? Should I just let all my thoughts move freely through my head (which means being trapped with my biggest problem – overthinking everything that is) or should I focus on something and leave all my problems behind for those few minutes. None of those options solves my situation. It seems like I`m at the same point before AND after meditation – it doesn`t change a thing in my head (except getting more oxygen)
It`s hard to figgure out my own `style` of meditating. Nothing seems to work for me.. 4 years ago
Bashuu:)3 in 1
Usually my head is full of…everything actually. I have this bad habit of overthinking every decision and can`t get rid of thoughts even after making up my mind. Which means my mind is constantly cluttered, working and analyzing. Being stuck in a lotus position doesn`t really work for me so I`ve decided to find some other ways to find inner peace. And so here I am – walking every day, taking longer way home from work, filling my lungs with fresh air and trying to enjoy moments without any strange thoughts. I`ve realized that counting my steps helps to clear my mind. Hopefuly it`s not the beginning of any mental disease;)
I`ve also realized that going for a walks is the most unversal activity for me… it covers `learn to relax`, `develop a meditation habit` and `exercise regularly` goals;P 4 years ago