I know its been awhile since I got a post out, but I really have been lacking inspiration and resources since I’ve been on vacation. I don’t like to make half assed posts and when I write something, I want it to be something I truly am happy to put on my blog. So what did I do? I sat down and took a deep breath and went back to the basics. I thought about what I love, what makes me happy, what I’m passionate about, and then it hit me? Why don’t I just talk about this? Why don’t I talk about how great it is to sit down, take 5 minutes to just sit and think!
So many people hear the word “meditation” and they think of some voodoo hippie sitting around a fire singing kumbaya (okay maybe not that but you get my point). There are so many people who are normal, everyday humans who meditate. People who don’t do yoga, who don’t drink kombutcha, who don’t have chakra rocks, who all meditate.
To me, meditation can consist of whatever you want it to. There don’t have to be guidelines to meditation; you don’t have to be in a specific place or meditate for a specific amount of time. Mediation is something you do to clear your mind and click your reset button. Think about when you’re at work and you’re having a rough day and then someone does something to just push you over the edge. Meditation can be even those few breaths you take to hold your shit together instead of blowing up on someone over something that will be insignificant in a day or two.
Sometimes I sit down and reflect on what has happened in my week, good or bad, and think about what I want to change for the following week and set goals and intentions to make my next week better. Other times, I genuinely need to just take a step back and reevaluate how I’m feeling whether it’s at work or in my relationship, and take some deep breaths.
I genuinely believe that everyone needs to take that time for yourself and be selfish for a few moments and only think about yourself. Taking time to reflect on yourself, your situation, and your life is such a good way for you to unwind and remember what is important to you.
If you still are hesitant about giving meditation a try, then don’t, but i genuinely believe you’ll be missing out on something that is so important for yourself. I hope you give it a try and discover something new, something great.