Staying focused is one of life’s great challenges. Needless to say, all of us have plenty of opportunities to become distracted. The trick is, what tool are you going to use to help you to come back into focus when you find yourself spinning out? Meditation, of course, can be a useful ally on your journey. That said, what happens when you are so distracted that you forget to meditate?
If you’re currently in the above category, checkout these 7 helpful tips from Armen Hareyan of Emaxhealth to re-remind yourself of some basic meditation suggestions that more than likely helped you to start your practice in the first place. Top on the list? Remember to prepare your mind and body.
1. Prepare Your Body for Meditation
Your physical condition has a tremendous influence on your mind. This is true for your day to day activity, but even more so when it comes to meditation. You can prepare your body for meditation by eating the right food, and by coming to meditation with an empty stomach. Eating the right food, means food which strengthens the body but doesn’t have any adverse affect on the mind. If you consume products that make the mind dull or over-stimulated then it will be much harder to meditate. And whatever your diet is, when you sit down to meditate, it should be on an empty stomach. That is why one of the best times to meditate is in the morning, before you have had your breakfast. Another good time is in the evening, before the evening meal.
2. Prepare Your Mind for Meditation
Just as your body must be prepared, so must your mind. Before you start meditation you must convince yourself, that this period of meditation is your time for personal growth, and that it is important, as important as anything else in your life. When you close your eyes to meditate, you should not jump up to answer the phone, or get ready to leave your meditation due to some slight disturbance. If you convince yourself of the importance of meditation, then your example will also convince others around you and they won’t disturb you during meditation. So, remember your periods of meditation are
one of the most important parts of your daily routine, and treat them as such.
3. Sing Before Meditation
4. Sit in a Proper Position
5. Follow the Meditation Instructions Exactly
6. Be Regular in Your Meditation Practice
7. Be Patient
Read more of meditation tips from Hareyan here.