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Secret Tips: How to Make Time to Meditate

Motivational, Inspirational, & Holistic

Motivational, Inspirational, & Holistic

Secret Tips:  How to Make Time to Meditate

I’m going to show you how to make time to meditate,  pray, or contemplate so that YOU may have a fuller, calmer, less stressed, healthier happier life!  And guess what else, you don’t need whole lot of time, we are going to explore tips that will get

Morning Quiet Time

Morning Quiet Time: Take time to Meditate, Contemplate, or Pray

you to be more mindful in just minutes.

So we know it. We all know it, We all know it but seldom of us ever do it.  We know  meditation is a stress reliever, a parasympathetic nervous system enhancer, a mood elevator but most of us repeat our daily mantra of “I just don’t have time!”. Thus, not having enough time becomes a self-filling prophecy.

We even know that research shows when we meditated time would seem to expand, we get more done, we would become more productive, and live healthier lives.  These benefits are actually documented and yet most of us STILL stick to the mantra of “I just don’t have time!” Thus, not having enough time becoming a self-filling prophecy…Do you get me drift, yet?

Today, we are going to learn ways to remind  us to become more mindful.   To find time to meditate, contemplate and pray.  It is as easy as tuning into your thoughts for 30 or 60 seconds, simply observe what you are thinking, what you are feeling, what you are experiencing.  Simple, really.  Now you don’t have an excuse of why you can’t be more mindful.

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Taking Time to Meditate or Contemplate

Here are some secret tips to help make time to meditate:

  1.  Get a chime app for your smart phone:  The app I downloaded was free and it dings on the hour and half hour.  Every time I hear it I am simply reminded to tune into my thoughts and experience.  Sometimes, while making dinner and helping with homework I just appreciate the chaos…it doesn’t have to be deep soul searching thoughts.
  2. Post notes or reminders by your computer or in your car.  Merely put a color sticker on your review mirror or a “post it” on you dash board.  Every time you see it, relax a moment and take  3 deep and calming breaths.  You may even repeat to yourself “All is right in my world”.
  1. Every time you see pictures of you children or grandchildren, take a moment to be grateful.  My mother, who was a devote Catholic would send up a quick prayer of gratitude when she saw her 8 children or 19 grandchildren.  She would place photos around the house, in a book, or even in her purse to remind her to be grateful.  Grateful for her family, yes, but then she expanded that to be grateful for whatever popped into her mind that day.  Some days she and God would be chuckling over the silly but meaningful prayers of gratitude!
  2. Schedule time to Meditate.  I promise you this works.  Put meditation or prayer on your schedule, just like you do everything else you don’t want to forget or feel is important.  Set aside 10 min once to twice a day to simply follow your thoughts, breath deep.  There thousands of free guided meditations, all you have to do is put into the search engine “free guided mediation”.  Or check out www.frangrentheart.com for over 30 choices of different meditations.

If you still feel as if you do not have time to meditate:

So you see, there really is no excuse why you can’t make time to meditate, contemplate or pray.  Take these simple tips and implement them in your life throughout your day.  If you keep “forgetting” or are “just too busy” maybe you need to look at your resistance to having an active prayer life. (see blogs on belief systems)

With Warm Regards

Sharon K. Hepburn

The Inner Connection

Make time to Meditate!

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  • http://eatinglocalinthelou.com Elizabeth @ Eating Local in the Lou

    All great points and tips to “contemplate” Sharon! I am always impressed with your knowledge and insight.

    • Sharon Hepburn

      You are too sweet! I hope you take one or two of the above strategies and use it to become closer to the Divine.