Today I had an appointment on my lunch break. I ended up having about 8 minutes to spare so as I sat waiting I made use of the time.
When I say I made the most of the time it wasn’t by dashing about doing other jobs, it wasn’t by getting on my iPhone and emailing or face booking. Instead I used the time to connect with myself, to get back to being me. I did a quick meditation.
My morning had been busy and as I sat the thoughts came thick and fast at first. A few minutes had gone before I remembered to be aware of my breath. I didn’t tell myself off though, I felt pleased that I had noticed that I needed to take time. I used the fact that my mind was busy as a motivation for sitting for as long as I could.
When we sit still after a lengthy period of activity it is completely normal for our mind to carry on at speed. It takes time for your mind to slow down. Having the ability to sit and wait for your mind to calm down is so valuable. It means that rather than getting to the end of the day frazzled you benefit from having recharged.
If you can manage to recharge a couple of times during your day by letting your thoughts slow down you will feel an amazing benefit. You will have much better energy levels and your ability to focus and concentrate will be so much better.
Next time you have a few minutes to spare try to resist the habit of busying yourself. Take that time just for you. Notice how busy your mind is, notice where your thoughts go. When you are aware and in the moment focus on your breath, notice where you feel it in your body. Notice where that rising and falling sensation is. Each time you notice your mind is elsewhere bring it back to the breath.
Meditation can be so simple and the benefits so clear. If you want to get more out of life get into mindfulness, it really will help you every day.
Come on a Revitalise Session to experience the benefits for yourself.