If you already have or are considering starting up, a meditation routine, here’s a quick but efficient feel-good routine to do right in the morning to get you to an ideal start of the day!
This routine is designed to get you the positive effects of meditation; calming your nervous system, getting you centered and relaxed in connection with your innate clarity, and also building momentum to reach what you are working towards. All without strain.
At first glance, the routine might look extensive, but when you’ve done it once it will be very quick, so stay with me…
Before you start, take a few minutes to answer this question and visualize the answer.
*** Imagine that we’re at the end of this summer and you have really made the most out of it, really lived FULLY - how would you feel? ***
Take a few minutes and close your eyes and get into your body, imagine that this was the case, and feel what emotions come up.
Without repressing or neglecting any emotions, choose to focus on the emotions that you WANT to bring forth (joy, love, gratitude, etc). Make a conscious choice to focus and to turn up the volume of these emotions. Make a mental note of the experience by remembering how it felt.
1. Start your meditation by using your regular routine. If you don’t already have one; sit down and close your eyes, still yourself, and focus on your breath for 10 minutes. Whenever you notice your attention drifting away, simply bring it back to your breath.
2. Bring up the feeling from your visualization and immerse yourself in it FULLY. Disregard everything else. Stay in the feeling as long as you can and then, let it go. 3. Congratulate yourself for having invested the time in this exercise and then go about your day!
Try this routine in the morning, right after waking up, and repeat it every day.
You will notice that you will naturally come to focus on the things and the people who bring up this ideal feeling in you, therefore enhancing the feeling that you set out to create. But this requires that you invest these 15 minutes in the morning. 15 minutes with the power to alter the direction for the rest of your day as well as the entire summer. Well invested time, or what do you say?
If you’d like to share, I’d love to know what your experience was!
Much love, Sara