For the past few days, I’ve taken the steps to meditate in the morning. For me, meditation is either during yoga (yoga is moving meditation for me), or laying in bed taking 10 simple, deep breaths and writing an intention for the day. Let’s preface this by saying that I am a meditation beginner. I am by no means an expert on the topic, but these are some of the things I’ve noticed by simply taking that 10 minutes of breathing and writing or yoga first thing in the morning.
1. I am less irritated by the little things– This is huge for me. I tend to obsess over the little things every day and have them ruminate in my head all day, playing over and over. With meditation, I am able to say, “Well, that didn’t REALLY affect me that much… I am still alive, and it is a miracle that all the stars aligned at an exact moment to create ME therefore I am extremely lucky to be here now.”
2. I get more things done- In the beginning, I thought meditation was a waste of my precious time (what like I can’t take 1 hour or 10 minutes out of my day to do this?), but boy was I wrong. It actually helps me get MORE THINGS done. For example, yesterday I went to a yoga class to start my day, then went to Target, Petco, answered 3 hours of emails, attended a Lewis Howes webinar for an hour, hung picture frames, cleaned, did a photoshoot and watched 2 hours of the Bachelorette (me time lol). Not kidding. So when you wake up and take the time to connect with your body, you can in turn start to CHANGE YOUR MIND.
3. I start to check things off my long to-do list in my mind and do things I never would have- This morning, after setting my intention for the day, I got up, made my matcha latte, put on essential oils and watered the plants.. All before checking my email or Instagram. These are things I NEVER would have done if I had not started my day with meditation. Hell, I wouldn’t be writing this post if it wasn’t for meditation!
In conclusion, meditation is all about changing your MINDSET. This will in turn bring in more wealth in your life. Literally and spiritually. It will take time to change your mind to actually open up to the idea of meditation, like it did mine, but I am seeing first hand why all the gurus and my friends constantly told me to try meditation. If this doesn’t convince you, you will have to try it yourself 😉