When we think about self-care not many of us think about meditation. Meditation is one of the best things you can do for self-care. You can meditate anywhere, and you do not need anything but your breath and some focus to meditate. The beneficial effects of meditation can be better physical health, peace of mind or a stronger spiritual connection. What better way to care for yourself than to pause and meditate?
Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. There are plenty of tools to help you start your meditation practice. Create a routine. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to meditate. Try setting aside a few minutes right when you wake up in the morning or a few minutes before you go to bed to just sit and breathe.
There are apps for that too. Use an app to try different types of meditation until you find one that works for you. Try the Virtual Inner Peace class on Wednesday mornings. You will learn different ways to meditate. There is even a live person so you can ask any questions you might have about your meditation practice.
Get a meditation buddy. I find it easier to meditate with others. You may not be able to be in the same space, but you can hold each other accountable to remember to meditate.
You only need about five minutes a day to benefit from a meditation practice and a little self-care. So, ask yourself, can I not find five minutes in my day to pause and breathe?
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