This weekend Noah and I went to see our lovely friends Kate, Dave and their new baby Matilda.
Matilda is 9 weeks old and we were the first overnight guests (other than the mums!) so we felt very special.
Kate and I had a few glasses of wine and a good catch up, once the children were asleep. It was so nice to have a really good chat.
Then… I had the best nights sleep!
Noah and I shared a double bed and, other than him hogging the quilt, we both were very comfortable.
We slept in unti 9am which was very late for me. I never stay in bed that late at home, my mind won’t let me!
Once I wake up at home my morning anxiety kicks in and nags at me to do things. Unstack the dishwasher, go for a run, put a wash on, go for a ride…the list goes on!
So my usual solution is to meditate and then my mind chills out enough for me to make good choices.
But this morning my mind was much more quiet. Because I was away from home my anxiety seemed to have taken a break too! Perfect. It would have been tempting to think that I didn’t need to Meditate…
So when I sat to do my meditation I felt like I had a head start. I was relaxed before I started and I really made the most of it. I enjoyed sitting – it felt like a real treat.
I made the most of my quiet mind.
Our minds are different every day and at each time of the day. Trying your Meditation at different times is a great way to get to know your mind and to get the most benefit from your practise.
A great way to see where you are starting from is to simply sit for a couple of minutes in the quiet. Watching and seeing how your mind is will help you to know where you are starting from. That way you can see the improvement too.
To get started with some simple Meditation techniques come on a Revitalise Session – taking just a bit of time can make a massive difference.