Meditation holds immense power in keeping your stress at bay and making you feel rejuvenated. When I was struggling with fibromyalgia, meditation is what helped me push through. But quite often in our busy schedule, the best meditation time falls into a black hole when you hardly feel free. You might also be there when you are unable to find daily meditation time. With Fibromyalgia and ADHD, I just could not go forward without meditation but now I no longer have this dilemma. In the rat race of life, we are left with the harrowing experience of no time for ourselves. With some practically feasible techniques, you can calm your mind.
Try this if you don’t have meditation time
1. Practice mindfulness
While you are working anywhere, office, kitchen or busy with anything, observe how your hands and muscles are moving. See the things around and observe them. Slowly bring your awareness to these objects. Practice this as many times as possible.
2. Follow 3-3-3 rule
Observe three objects that you can see, three sounds you can hear, and three things you can touch. This is a common anxiety quenching technique. This can be used in any stressful situation.
3. Try box meditation
Breathe in at a count of 4. Hold your breath at a count of 4. Breathe out at a count of 4. Hold your breath at a count of 4. Continue this technique a couple of times and repeat it whenever you want.
4. FOFBOC technique
FOFBOC is an effective mindfulness technique. Observe your Feet On Floor and Back On Chair. Observe how it feels. Cold/hot, soft/hard, relaxing/tensed etc.
Mindfulness is a powerful tool. The moment to master it you attain bliss. Now onwards your best meditation time is when you decide to be mindful.
Mindfulness helps me observe my thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. This allows me to step back from my reactive patterns and make choices about how I want to respond, rather than reacting automatically.
FOFBOC is new to me. Meditation may sound challenging to many, but practicing mindfulness is still doable. And it brings so much of peace and harmony in our life.
I so agree that it’s so important to practice meditation and practicing mindfulness can bring so much peace in life.
This is a great one to make meditation something not too complicated and easy to do. I know most people don’t appreciate meditation as they find it hard to sit still and not think of anything or simply focus on something. Your techniques is something that can persuade someone to do meditation with ease.
I am not into meditation but these looks like a good option to do mediation for the inner mental peace. I will like to try too.
Speaking with the inner self is meditation for me , sometimes it is tough to still still and without thinking anything . Your technique helps me to meditate . Thank you for this information .
FOFBOC is something new I got to learn from your post. Meditation is possible but sometimes even being discipline in life situation arise to distract from meditation. Practice of mindfulness is something I can do.
That box breathing technique is something I do too at times when I am losing it on someone and am on the verge of bursting out!
The box breathing technique is my go to technique of when I am stressed
Thank you for sharing other methods as well