Finding time to meditate, journal, do some yoga is almost impossible during stay-at-home times. But you may be having some therapeutic daily Meditation without even knowing it.
During this Pandemic era, we are all doing multiple full-time jobs at home with little people running around behind us. You’re thinking, “I need some me-time, quiet time, or a break to myself.” You’re not alone.
I’m not talking about doing an hour workout or 20 minutes of meditation, which is next to impossible in my house. Unless I want dogs licking my face and kids talking non-stop during my “quiet time.”
Meditation isn’t about always finding a dark room, sitting on a meditation pillow, meditating for 20 minutes in quietness, with nice meditation music playing in the background.
Meditation is being present in the activity you are doing, bringing stillness and mindfulness to your center. That doesn’t have to be doing a full-on meditation session, as mentioned above. You can find it in short daily activities you do every day. In fact, you may not even know you’re doing it.
Daily Routine Meditations
Drinking Your Coffee/Tea in the Morning
Making your coffee/tea is necessary for some of us and a ritual every morning. You more than likely have a set routine you perform every day while making your coffee.
You’re present in that moment; even if you’re still yawning from having woken up, you’re mind isn’t running a million miles a minute. Rather you may be quiet and waiting for your coffee/tea to brew.
You may not have thought that that short amount of time for yourself in making the coffee, like meditation, but it is. You’re in the moment focused on making this one hot soothing coffee/tea.
Not to mention if you’re drinking hot coffee, it’s hard to rush through drinking it, so you’re forced to go slowly in drinking it. Practice being mindful and enjoy every sip of coffee/tea, and you’re practicing a form of meditation.
Suppose you’re a chef at heart and love cooking for yourself and your family. Then I would gather you’re performing a version of meditation in your meal preparation process.
When you’re cooking, you are definitely present in the moment and mindful of everything you are doing, cutting, cooking, etc. You are fully present in the making of this meal. While doing so, you are practicing a form of meditation.
You’ve more than likely quieted your mind and are only focusing on that one activity in the present moment. It’s easy to make mistakes while cooking if you’re not paying attention to what you’re doing.
What if you’re not really into cooking but have to do it, like me. I have to cook for my family no matter what, as I want to ensure we’re eating healthy meals at home, together.
I don’t always enjoy it per see, but I am mindful of what meals I want to prepare and therefore am more present and aware of what I am creating for my family.
You may be thinking, why on earth would cleaning be a form of meditation? Who actually enjoys cleaning and finds it therapeutic? Well, I don’t know who as it’s not me, even though I feel like I clean all day and still never have a clean house. I digress.
However, there are those of you who really enjoy cleaning and find it rewarding. You may be completely present and in the moment when you’re scrubbing the tub or doing the laundry. Vacuuming may be heaven for you, and you know what? That is awesome!
You’re practicing being in the moment and are feeling content with the process. You’re in the zone, sort of speak.
Cleaning may not be your thing, but if it is, then embrace it and know that it’s a way for you to be mindful and present. There’s a reason it brings you some joy.
Read the full article which was first published on: Inspire Health and Spirit
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Featured image supplied courtesy of: Susanna Marsiglia