The Daily Man-Up: Why You Should Meditate

November 18, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Self-Improvement

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Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom – Viktor E. Frankl

Meditation is a great way to make that “space” bigger, as are several kinds of self reflection. Watching yourself in the moment, seeing where your thoughts take you without judgement, helps you to understand your own mind. It isn’t easy, and it takes time to develop this awareness of your own response, but over time your ability to change your response (in this case steer away from certain thoughts and toward better ones) does get better.

How To Meditate

1. Pick a spot

Sit in a chair or on the floor. Where and how you meditate doesn’t really matter as long as you can be comfortable, but awake.

2. Time

Set a timer for 10 minutes or set the intention to go for how long as you want.

3. Prime

Begin with your eyes open and take 5 deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth. This is a good way to release tension before you start.

4. Settle In

Close your eyes and breathe normally through the nose. Find whatever pace feels natural to you.

5. Breate

With every inhale, think "in" and with every exhale, think "out".

6. Focus

Direct your attention to the air flowing through your nose or the rise and fall of your belly.

7. Return

When you notice your mind is wandering off, return back to your breath.

8. Repeat

Do this everyday.

 

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