Everyone is super busy and frantic these days, so it feels even more difficult to find time to slow down. With all of the extra technology today, we have all become mega-experts at multi-tasking. So how do you find time to take a deep breath and slow down?
The good news is you can slow down if you take the time to find your inner serenity and peace and make it a habit to meditate daily. With daily meditation, not only will you feel the amazing benefits on your mind, body, and soul, but you will find that your productivity will increase as well, so it truly behooves you to give daily meditation a shot!
There are some simple steps to help you fit meditation into your busy schedule:
Step One is to meditate when you first wake up! This one is the easiest to add to your daily routine because it happens before you shower or eat or check email and start feeling all those distractions that pull you in a million different directions. Start your day right!
Step Two is to try to find time later in the day before dinner for a second daily meditation. This one might be tougher if you work in a busy office all day, but not impossible! Try closing your door and putting a “Do Not Disturb” note on it for a few minutes or asking your assistant to hold all calls for a little while. You’ll notice this afternoon meditation time will revitalize you and get you through the rest of your day.
Step Three is to make sure your meditation space is shielded from noises and distractions. It sounds impossible to find absolute quiet these days, but a few simple things you can do to minimize the noise and help yourself slip into that place of silence are turning off the ringer on your phones (both cell phone and landline, if you have both) and the sound on your computer. You’d be surprised how even the silent ringer on your phone or the click of a new email arriving in your inbox can distract you from your task at hand!
There are a few other easy hints to help you add daily meditation to your life which you can read about in my latest article in Om Times at: https://omtimes.com/2012/06/finding-the-calm-in-your-frantic-day/