Have You Been Meditating All Along and Never Knew It?

-2You don’t have to sit in a cross-legged position with your hands turned up, to meditate! You’ve probably been meditating countless times throughout your day, and didn’t even realize it.  Meditation is a moment where our minds go into a daydream like state. Think of your mind as a car.  When you're on the highway, you can choose cruise control, so that you can just coast. On a side note, I don't like cruise control but it's a perfect example in this situation.  Meditation is cruise control for your brain. You can sit back and relax.  In this world we live in, our thinking is constantly going going and going! Whether it's checking our phones or playing on the computer, we are constantly in overdrive.  It feels good to slow it down once in a while and get into that meditative state. Check out some things you may already be doing, that count as a form of meditation:

  1. Blow drying your hair
  2. Washing the dishes
  3. Vacuuming
  4. Taking a shower
  5. Driving
  6. Riding a bike
  7. Painting
  8. Walking
  9. Swimming
  10. Exercising in general
  11. Sitting in nature

Now, all of the examples listed above are great if you aren’t on the phone or communicating with other people. With awareness and conscious effort to be silent while doing these things, these forms of meditation can help get you exactly where you need to be.   Meditation has some powerful pros!  Take a look:

The Benefits of Meditation:

-Lowers blood pressure

-Balances out your emotions

-Decreases anxiety

-Helps you to focus better

-Increases your memory recall

The next time you go to wash your dishes, stop complaining and remind yourself that you’re improving your well-being!!

In the comments below, share some ways you meditate throughout your day: