Life can be hectic, stressful and problematic – after a long and difficult day of work it can seem very hard to slow yourself down to relax. Too many stressful days in a row and not enough relaxation can lead to health problems, but if you take even a brief period of time every day to meditate you can help to combat the effects of the stress of your every day life.
In order to properly meditate, you need to find a comfortable and quiet place where you will be able to experience a little bit of time without interruption. If you want to be successful with your meditation turn off all of the electronics that you regularly use to get through your day and leave them off so you’ll have no distractions.
Get your body into a comfortable position; whether it’s your favorite chair, your bed or even a pillow on the floor, it’s got to be comfortable if you want to truly find relaxation. Begin by taking deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth and focusing on relaxing every part of your body. Make whatever adjustments to your positioning that are necessary in order to achieve the most comfortable and most relaxed position possible.
Once your body is relaxed, it’s time to work on your mind. Imagine yourself in a place that helps you feel calm, like the ocean at sunset or on the top of a mountain. Focus on each deep breath that you take until you can fully eliminate all negative thoughts and distractions from your mind until there is nothing left but silence.