#Wellbeing: Overcome your meditation woes

#Wellbeing: Overcome your meditation woes

The purpose of mindfulness and meditation is to reach a state of full awareness of everything that surrounds us, including our body. In addition, to attain a state of relaxation which will make you minimise the effects of day-to-day stress.
If you set your meditation routine in the morning, you will start the day with more positivity and energy to face everything that comes to you.

I do not have time:
This is undoubtedly the most repeated and perhaps the most absurd of all. We are all busy but we always have five minutes to dedicate ourselves.
Many beginners believe that they have to start with 30 minutes of meditation a day and that is a big mistake. The key is to progress.

Set a simple goal, for example, 5 minutes a day the first week until you can meditate a minimum of 20 minutes a day.


I get bored:
Boredom is the greatest enemy of the beginner meditator and frankly, we understand it. An activity that consists of doing nothing does not sound especially attractive. But doing nothing is already doing something. And it's really difficult. Let someone guide you at the beginning, practice guided meditation to make it less boring. There are also meditations of very different types, some are based on certain topics that may be more attractive or repeat mantras. This makes it more enjoyable since it reduces the impression that you are not doing anything.



I do not do it well:
One of the biggest difficulties to meditate is to set expectations or repeat yourself "everyone meditates well except me". The goal of Mindfulness meditation is just that to observe all the thoughts that are going through your mind. Just watch them, except that you have been distracted and pay attention to your breathing again until the next distraction comes.

I have something important to do:
You are meditating and suddenly one of the thoughts that distract you makes you realise that you have really forgotten something important that you have to do. Observe how distracted and nervous you are. Be aware of your accelerated breathing and how much you care about what you have to do, accept this reality, continue with your meditation and then tackle your to-do list with less stress and anxiety over the situation.

We hope these little tips have convinced you to tear down those excuses that we all put to not meditate and really try it. When you least expect it, you will discover that you are hooked.

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