We could continue all day looking for different places in our lives that cause us all kinds of emotions, but the real observation you will make is how many different ways you can feel in just one day.
With all of these stressors and roller coaster feelings, it can get a bit overwhelming. That's why meditation is so powerful. It can free your mind and your emotions each time you practice it.
Anyone can meditate, as long as you practice simplicity. First make the rules, then prep your body, then stay on track to find your freedom. Follow this three-step guide to find your way.
1. Create Your Environment
Daily meditation is the ultimate kickstart or nightcap to any day. Whether you choose to practice in the morning or in the evening, be sure you choose a time where you will be free of distractions. Turn your phone to silent and place it out of reach. Close the door to the room you're in and be sure no one disturbs you for at least 10 minutes.
2. Prep Your Body
Finding your comfort zone is an important step to meditating. You must find a position in which you feel relaxed, yet aware. A few options include: sitting on the floor with your legs crossed, hands on your knees with palms facing the ceiling; laying on your back with your legs extended and arms by your side, palms facing up; sitting in a chair with both feet on the floor and hands on your lap, palms facing up; or you can experiment with different variations.
3. Listen and Focus on Letting Go
Start by closing your eyes and emptying your mind of worry, anxiety, and negative thoughts. Invite peacefulness into your mind and body by repeating the word "peace" 10 times. Move your focus to the tip of your head. Visualize tightening, feeling the tension, and then release it. Continue to do this with each body part, moving through your head and face, down through each limb, until you reach your toes.
Inhale through your nose, exhale through your mouth sighing out all of your emotions. Slowly open your eyes. You're now ready to conquer anything!