Ever questioned the importance of
a daily meditation practice? Are you curious but unsure of how to start? Well,
if you said yes to either of those questions, you’re not alone. These days,
there are so many pieces of information coming at us – from what to eat, to
what to wear, or where to travel, how to work-out, when to meditate, how to
meditate etc. It’s no wonder we get caught up thinking more about meditation
than actually sitting down to practice it. One of my biggest recommendations is to start a daily meditation
practice. It doesn’t need to take up an hour of your time and you don’t need to
be sitting in the perfect spot, with the perfect candle, or the perfect view.
Meditation can be done almost anywhere. And, the more you can trust that you
are doing it right and opening up to the experience of just being in the moment
with the breath and the meditation, you’ve officially started meditating. There
are a number of ways to get started on your path and as you journey into the
adventures of meditation, things will change. But for now, feel free to start
off any distractions and place all technology on airplane mode.
2. Find a quiet, comfortable
place to sit
3. Set your alarm for three
4. Close your eyes
5. Take three deep breaths
6. Just be, wherever you are,
whatever the sounds, whatever the story,
7. Just be
8. Relax and focus on the breath
coming in and breath going out
9. Allow your thoughts to come in
and out, but allow them to pass through without attachment
10. Gently open your eyes and
take a moment of gratitude for finding space and time to connect
I love motivational inspiration, as a matter of fact, I am hungry for it.
Be it; food, wellness, fitness, fashion, lifestyle, decor or career, I am tapped in to so many inspirational people and I love to soak up all the goodness on a daily basis. Today these tips from Jenna Kutcherreally resonated with me so I thought I'd share them with you. If you're not following Jenna, I strongly recommend you do so. She is my 'girl boss' inspiration! Not to mention, she is so relatable, funny and sweet!
you find a gap (in your industry, in your family, in your life) maybe
you're the one who is supposed to fill it! It's easy to see that
there's a need for something but hard to be the one to take action. Chances
are, if you're wanting something, someone else is too.. maybe your purpose is
to fill that gap!
care of YOU. You are your biggest asset and your greatest obstacle. When
things get busy, it's easy to put your health at the bottom of your priority
list. But it's true, friends, if you aren't taking time to fill yourself up,
it's impossible to pour into others. Go on a walk, take a nap, draw yourself a
bubble bath, meditate, read a book - anything to just be still with yourself.
Give yourself grace, serve yourself a little, too! It's not selfish, it's
in real life. It's easy to feel like you're "connecting"
with people thanks to social media but what are your conversations looking like
when you are face to face with people (assuming that you actually are in the
presence of other humans daily!) For me, it looks like a daily workout where I
actually get to talk to people and be a part of the community. It's way to easy
to hole ourselves in our offices, to pretend we are a still fostering real
relationships, but today take a few minutes to send a meaningful email, voice
text, to pick up the phone and call someone, or better yet, grab some wine and
sit down with someone you love!