Earlier this year, I made a commitment to start a meditation practice. Meditation is known for improving your ability to focus and providing a sense of clarity, and I’ve been curious to know how its benefits might impact my life and business.
I dragged my heels putting this post together because the months keep passing by, and I still haven’t gotten around to truly sitting in silence with myself on a daily basis. Sometimes I’ll close my eyes for a moment while doing admin tasks, and I often sit back from my desk to let my work settle (especially if I’ve been flexing my creative muscles), but I want to incorporate traditional meditation into my life. I want to discipline myself to sit on the floor, legs crossed, and actively focus on my breathing.
I’m finding this so challenging to commit to this.
It’s been hard to find the time. It’s been hard to remember that I want to find the time. I wonder if I should be setting an alarm in the morning as a reminder, or if I should put a sticky note on my bathroom mirror with the word ‘meditate’ and an exclamation mark.
One of the members of my team is studying breath right now, and I asked her if she had any tips for me. I wanted to know what she got out of meditation, and how she was able to keep it up. She said that she’d recently started keeping her eyes open during her practice, and focusing on her breath while being fully aware of her surroundings. As an introvert, this way of practicing helps her to connect her internal and external worlds. She keeps it up, because her practice just feels good, and it also makes her feel curious about what she might discover.
Do you meditate? If you have any advice on incorporating a meditation practice into your life, I would love to hear it! Share your experience in the comments, here.
For my very first backpacking trip, I connected with a good friend (and seasoned traveller) to explore Colombia. I was in University at the time, getting my degree in Biology. I hadn’t even started to consider a career as a jewelry designer, although looking back… I think this experience may have ignited a flame.