Week Two: Back to Basics – Meditation

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Hey!  Welcome back.  I’m fresh into week two, and this week I’ve decided to tackle meditation.

I’ve been meditating on and off for a while, but it’s something I’d like to do consistently every day so that it becomes part of my daily routine, as essential as the other things I do on a day to day basis.

Finding time in the morning can be extremely tricky in our household, as we’re basically trying our best to just get out the door on time.  As I keep working towards getting up earlier in the morning, (my goal is 6 am and I’m currently getting up at 6.30 am), my plan is to meditate in the evenings and then eventually add in meditating in the morning as well.  At the moment I think my best bet for having a consistent meditation practice would be to meditate just before bedtime.

For a while now I’ve been meditating to one of Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra’s meditation experiences/challenges similar to this one (affiliate link) and I’ve found it to be really great.  There is a variety to choose from so you can choose the one that best fits you if you are keen to go that route.  They also offer free 21-day meditation experiences/challenges from time to time so if you’re interested, but would like to try one first, then here’s a link to the Chopra Centre Meditation website to sign up and have a free 21-day meditation experience.  They also have a store available on their website.

 

Update on Week One

Week one actually worked out to be pretty successful, I went to bed by 9 pm five nights out of seven, but our sleep was often disturbed by our little ones in the middle of the night.  So it worked out well that we went to bed earlier just to get a somewhat decent sleep!

I haven’t set my alarm as yet, although I’m now waking up at the earlier time of 6.30 am most mornings which is great.  I’ll start setting it for 6.30am this week as my set ‘wake up’ time as I continue going to bed at 9 pm each night, except for one night each week when I have an evening club meeting to attend.

I did review my daily schedule and re-jig it a bit, re-arranging things to fit in with our kids’ new routines.  It does seem though my general daily schedule has the ability to fail pretty easily though if things get hectic during the day.  Perhaps I’ll have to look at doing some tasks early in the morning before everyone wakes up if my new schedule doesn’t fare so well.  We’ll see!

I hope you are going really well with your goals.

Do you meditate or do any other mindfulness exercises?  

Do you have any meditation/mindfulness websites or apps that you would recommend?

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