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Presented by Lilly Balch (source: The Morning Ritual Podcast)
Tags: anxiety, meditation, tips, stress
Meditation Practice Tools & Tips
1. Time & Place
- Start first thing in the morning
- Choose the same spot every day
- Consistency is key
- Do 2 minutes every morning vs 20 minutes once a week
- Practice in a space free of clutter, distraction and noise
- Show up!
2. Get Comfortable
- Set yourself up for success
- Feel physically supported
3. Don’t Worry If You’re Doing It Wrong, You’re Not!
- There is no perfect way to meditate
- Be at ease with the fact that you’ve showed up
4. It’s Not about Clearing the Mind
- Thoughts are normal and can’t be shut off
- Practicing is about focusing attention and strengthening mindfulness and awareness muscles
5. Approach Meditation with a Beginners Mind
- Don’t compare to previous meditation practices
- Hopes, fears, desires and expectations can interfere with meditation
- Release the desire to control the outcome
- Simply be!
These tools & tips + a meditative practice can be listened to below. Enjoy!
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