It’s morning. You lay in your bed groggy and scrolling through social media or answering emails you’ve missed while you slept for a half hour or more. What if you could replace that time spent on your phone doing something that would be beneficial for your mental and physical health?
Whether you wake up at 5 in the morning or 10 in the morning, incorporating meditation in your morning routine can have many benefits to your health. It can become your anchor in a day full of often unpredictable situations and variables.
The Importance of a Morning Routine
People believe that stress is an unavoidable part of our lives. Those people would be correct. However, practicing meditation in the morning on a regular basis can help us better manage that stress we come in contact within our lives on a regular basis. We will be able to handle stressful situations more skillfully and calmly.
Throughout the day, we can experience stressful situations from our jobs or just life in general. When we start our day off with meditation, we can give ourselves a head start to be fully aware, fully awake and fully alive before doing our day to day activities. We can give ourselves a moment of peace and mental clarity. We can build happier relationships where we are kinder and less judgmental of ourselves and others.
We all want to have peace of mind in our lives in some part of our day. And honestly, that peace of mind is always there. The only thing in our way is the clouds of stress that clutter and swirl around in our minds. We have to learn how to let it all go from the confusion we may have, expectations we have on life and our inner chatter.
When we achieve calmness and peace of mind with morning meditation our perspectives change. We may start to feel more positively about our self and the day that lies ahead of us.
Why Meditate in the Morning
Meditation can be beneficial at any hour of the day, but there are significant benefits of short morning meditation sessions being incorporated into your morning routine. Morning can be the best time of day to incorporate meditation because of its natural calming nature. Often times, afternoons are most likely a bit hectic due to our to-do-lists we intend on getting done.
You don’t have to build a new 2-hour morning routine around meditation. It’s more about the quality of the meditation sessions to come. It should be more like a ritual; time that you can spend for yourself. Your meditations could be only 5 minutes long. But by adding those 5 minutes into your routine could be a good way to shift your focus from mental to physical.
Morning meditation can be done practically anywhere, especially if we aren’t always in control of our surroundings or amenities. You can meditate while laying in the bed, on the train on your way to work, in a taxi or on a plane.
It can and should become the foundation of your day as something you can always rely on to bring ou a sense of calmness and peace before you start your day.
Benefits of Morning Meditation
Most of us spend at least 1-3 hours scrolling through social media. Sometimes before we even get out of bed. So much of this activity can cloud our minds for the day and has been shown to even decrease mental health and increase anxiety. Instead of scrolling on social media, why not use this time to practice meditation that will give us the opposite effects.
People who practice any form of meditation on a regular basis can experience lower levels of stress, anxiety and depression and chronic pain. If you have trouble sleeping, meditation can help you sleep longer and better. Meditation has also been proven to boost the immune system.
Summing It Up
It is important to remember that meditation isn’t a quick fix to your problems although you may experience significant changes weeks after you have begun your practice consistently. It may be easier to include meditation into your morning routine if time allows for it so that it won’t get pushed off of your to-do-list as your schedule gets hectic.
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