Having the commitment to sit each day is perhaps the toughest part of meditation. Life can always get in the way. Our minds can always tell us that we are too busy, that we really can not spare those few minutes just to sit.
Making time for something that you enjoy is much easier than making time for something that you see as a chore or as another job to be done. No matter how much you tell yourself of the benefits of meditation you need to want to do it to stick at it. Making your meditation a time of enjoyment is the best way to keep yourself motivated to make it a priority.
This morning I used an app that I have on my phone called Buddify. I don’t use it every time I meditate but now and then it adds something different to my day and I enjoy being inspired by another perspective on meditation.
This morning I listened to the recording intended for when you are walking in the countryside. It gave me a really pleasant time whilst I was at the field looking after the horses. I had my earphones on and it really did keep me in the moment. I noticed my pace as I was walking and my breathing in the moment. I also noticed the amazing space and beauty around me. Just having the recording of the voice reminded me each time my mind had wandered.
There are so many different ways to train your brain and to teach it to relax and de stress. I love to try lots of different ways to keep myself inquisitive and interested. I try some that I really enjoy and others that don’t suit me so much but it really is great to keep a freshness in your approach.
Why not book onto a Revitalise Day in an effort to keep your meditation and mindfulness habits fresh. The day is a lovely mix or relaxation and brain training and the food and the location make the experience a real treat.