Ah, the beginning of September! Time for a fresh start and a new beginning. I’m just over the moon that it’s finally time for fall. I’m beyond ready for the cooler weather, boots, sweaters, and hot lattes. Now that we are transitioning into a new season, I feel like it’s time for a bit of re-evaluation and reflection.
Last week, I introduced Part 1 of the 30 Day Meditation Challenge. If you haven’t yet read the first part of the challenge, be sure to do so! I introduce my goals for the challenge and a beginning step in learning meditation.
If you have read and participated in the first part of the challenge, how did it go for you? The first day was a bit intimidating for me. But once I started, I began to look forward to those few minutes of silence each day! I thought my moments of meditation were a perfect way to start my day.
How did 2-3 minutes a day feel for you? If you found yourself still struggling by the end of the week, keep that time for this week too. But if you feel ready to increase your meditation time, let’s try to aim for 5-7 minutes of meditation every day.
If you felt like last week’s breathing exercise worked for you, you certainly don’t have to stop that. The goal of this challenge is to introduce you to different types of meditation practices. Dip your toes in the water and you’ll find what works best for you.
For this part of the meditation challenge, I want us to practice visualizations. During your meditation, think of calming visuals. I like to imagine a stream with all my cluttered thoughts floating away. I feel so relaxed just thinking about it! Feel free to use whatever imagery best relaxes and soothes you. Naturally, there is no wrong way to go about this!
Like last week, if you find your mind wandering from your meditation goal and onto your giant to-do list, calmly repeat your mantra, take a deep breath, and recenter your focus. These moments are all your own. Keep them for yourself before you give them away to all your duties!
Best of luck on your meditation journey my friends! I hope you find some calm and refuge during your practice. Feel free to share your experience and advice with all of us in the comments below!
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