Let's face it, sometimes all you may have time for is a quickie...
even when it comes to meditation!
I just want you to know that I think that it is OK to meditate for 5 minutes or even less.
We all know it… meditation works wonders for our calmness, peace of mind, and focus. But, most programs call for 20 minutes to an hour of meditation each day.
When I think about all the times I didn’t get those 20-minutes in, I felt stressed (LOL!)
So, how do you get that fit into your day to when there's so much other running around that needs doing? If you’d manage to squeeze it in, do you get anxious or fidgety after just a couple of minutes?
You aren’t alone, and I'm here to tell you again: it's okay to meditate for 5 minutes.
Even one minute helps.
The interesting thing about meditation for women is it works no matter how long you're doing it.
Meditation is a Process – Not a Race
Take a look at why you're meditating. What are you looking to get out of it? Is it an activity someone believes you should do? Are you trying to keep up with your friends who meditate?
Or, are you looking at some of the health benefits?
I can’t emphasize enough that meditation gives you a little bit of clarity and peace for however long you meditate. Even if it’s just five minutes, it gives your brain a chance to slow down and catch up with everything you've got going.
Work is one of the most stressful things in our lives. Merely closing your office door or going someplace quiet for 3 minutes can help reduce your blood pressure, slow your heart rate, and put you in a better mental mindset to deal with the problems on your plate.
You can take a little slice out of the overwhelming pressure. When you’re ready to get that extra hand, let me know!
Meditation is not a goal to achieve; it’s a practice to enjoy.
You will get instant satisfaction, calmness, and a bit of clarity. But, you’re not going to feel like a superhero after just one meditation.
By repeatedly meditating, your mind and body start changing. First, meditation becomes more natural. You’ll be able to do it on the bus, in the middle of a crowd, and even in the middle of a busy meeting. When you need it, it will be there to help you.
Every time you meditate, you get more and more peace, orderly thoughts, and clarity.
Physically, the body begins lowering your blood pressure. Your heart becomes stronger, and your hormones balance. Some studies show people who meditate regularly have less depression and a generally better outlook on life.
Isn't it interesting how we get such joy from using the right type of thinking? This was my antidote to worrying about my business.
I know it's hard to get started. I want you to take the information in this article and really work on applying it in your life. You can also give me a call if you're having difficulty, and we'll set up a free session figure out what exactly is blocking you from finding a few extra minutes in your day.
Where is the Best Place to Meditate?
One of the craziest things I see is elaborate setups designed to help people meditate. People can spend thousands of dollars obtaining the right meditation seat, books, statues, and other paraphernalia that do absolutely nothing to help you meditate.
It's okay not to have any of that stuff. All you need is a little instruction and the desire to start. We have a simple meditation below for you to try that'll get you started. Meditation is more about happiness than about having things.
The other common problem I see is finding that quiet and peaceful place. Ideally, that would be perfect. With no distractions, you can meditate easier.
But, let’s face it, we don’t have time for that right now. And that’s OK. We’re OK.
It's also not the point. The Dalai Lama has said multiple times that we can meditate wherever we are. It's very true. Even if you only take five breaths in the middle of a crowded room, that is still meditation.
If you're happy, but overwhelmed, if you're achieving great things, but stressed, or you just want a little bit more of the health benefits, try this simple meditation for women who do too much.
And it really is okay to start with 5 minutes or even just five breaths. I did, and it helped me make the jump I needed to be better.
Easy and Fast Meditation for Busy Women
Know you can use meditation wherever you are – on a bus, in the office, or a party
Breathe in slowly and think – As I breathe in, I am strong
Breathe out slowly and think – As I breathe out, I am calm
Repeat for 5 breaths or 5 minutes (whatever time you have)
Start right now by taking five breaths. Wherever you are, close your eyes and breathe (unless you are driving, don’t drive and meditate).
Tell us how you feel in the comments below. Do you feel calmer? Do you feel more focused? I told you there are lots of benefits to a meditation quickie!!!