Well this week has pretty much sucked. My migraines decided to up the ante and make me miserable. So I can tell you it was difficult to find a little happy and calm for this week.
Although I didn’t read the post from my friend Ilene over at The Fierce Diva Guide To Life at that moment, when I saw the title, I knew exactly what she would be writing about. And just like she was tuned into what I needed when I needed it, I decided to try some meditation (again). (BTW, I did finally read the post and it, of course, spoke right to me. She seems to see into my soul like that.)
I have some meditation books and I’ve meditated in the past. One of the many things in my life that I know helps, but I never seem to make time for.
So I got the kids off to camp, came home and set myself up for a 10 minute meditation. Although the dogs decided that was the best time for them to lick and nuzzle my hands to try to get attention, I still managed to relax, focus and let go.
The next day I added some ocean sounds to remind me of the calm and beauty of the beach. It worked quite nicely.
I was able to quiet my mind (mostly) and let go of a little stress.
I plan to continue fitting in that 10 minutes as often as I can. I’m trying for everyday. And I plan to get back into yoga to help with quieting my overactive brain.
It is really good to sit quietly and let all the spinning in your head wind down. It’s easy to get numb to all the thoughts going round and round and round. I also have a nasty negative self talk habit in my head so it is good to turn that off, if only for a little while.
So take a few minutes to still your mind each day. I know I will keep trying to.
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