So this week Noah and I are away in Cornwall with my Mum and Dad. The weather is amazing and today and we have been making the most of it in our brand new wetsuits!
Being in a wetsuit in the cold English sea was a first for Noah. Although he really wanted to be in the water he kept needing the reassurance that we could get out again when ever we wanted.
I didn’t want to over face him so I stayed in the shallow water and took him back to the sand whenever he asked.
It struck me that whenever we try something new we need to take is slowly to make sure we don’t put ourselves off.
This approach certainly applies to Mindfulness and meditation. If you can learn to take things a step at a time you are far more likely to enjoy the experience.
If you are new to Meditation then try setting your timer on your phone for just 2 or 3 minutes. The first time just try sitting still in the quiet. That is all. Keep it simple.
If you manage this, and feel better for it, repeat the same exercise for a week or so. If you find that you want to do more then set the timer for 5 or 6 minutes.
By trying short sessions of Meditation you are much more likely to do it more often. you are also more likely to enjoy it and to look forward to it.
For more tips on establishing a Meditation Routine come on a Revitalise Session. A few helpful hints could make sticking with it so much more possible.