We’ve been excited and a little distracted by our upcoming spring break. It’s hard to get settled and focus. Vacations from our routine serve an important purpose. They allow us to renew and rejuvenate. They help to improve our performance and clarity. They help us to prioritize and stay on task.
In class, we’ve been looking at how that spring break is like our beginning meditation. It’s a short break for your brain. There are many ways to meditate. We begin our classes simply thinking about our breath. It’s not always easy but over time, like anything we practice, gets better.
The great thing about meditation is that you can do it anytime, anywhere. Here are some of the other ideas we talked about to help get us back on track when our minds start to wander:
- Use the phrase: Focus my eyes, focus my mind, focus my body.
- Take a walk, do 10 push ups or 20 twenty jumping jacks, go for a 10 minute bike ride
- Take a shower or bath
- Get a drink of water or a healthy snack
- Make sure you are getting enough sleep