This is a very short guide to mindfulness meditation. If you want a few reasons for why you should meditate, you can read my post: 5 reasons to start meditating
You will need:
- A timer
- A comfortable place to sit
How to begin meditating:
- Sit down with your back straight (or lie down)
- Set the timer to two minutes
- Focus on your breathing
And that’s it.
You don’t need to get into a complicated lotus position. You don’t need to wait until the world is silent.
All you have to do is sit still and focus on your breathing. When a random thought pops into your head, gently bring your focus back to your breathing.
You’ll find it difficult at first. Your mind will race in many different directions simply because you aren’t used to slowing down for couple of minutes in the day but it will get easier. You only have to do it for 2 minutes. Then do it again the next day. Maybe in a week you’ll increase it to three minutes.
It’ll get easier and you’ll be able to meditate for a longer time. Then you’ll reap more benefits of meditating every day.
You’ll feel calm, relaxed and more mindful of the things you do.