My theme for 2018 has been commitment. That comes in a lot of forms, but one of them was committing to a mediation practice.   Meditating  on a regular basis is not something that comes easy to me. It’s been a  continual work in progress. Lately though, I’m finding my rhythm. Here’s  a few things that have worked for me: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. To start, I  remind myself it’s a meditation practice. It takes time and patience. I  used to try it for a few days then be like ‘eh nothing profound is  happening’ and stop. Stick with it, it’s like taking your mind to the  gym. You can’t go once or twice and get the results you’re looking for. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2.  Try to find a consistent time that works for you - usually early  mornings or evenings before bed work for most people. Put it on your  calendar and hold to it like you would any other commitment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3.  That being said, a big resistance I have is actually sitting still to  meditate, esp first thing in the morning. Sometimes, if I’m feeling  restless or anxious, I move instead of trying to stay still. That can be  in the form of light yoga to a 10 min guided meditation in my PJ’s or a  walk around my neighborhood (still basically in my PJ’s). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4.  Speaking of walks - meditation comes in many forms. Running, walking,  cooking, eating, deep breathing in the back of a cab - it can all be a  way to return to the present moment and calm your mind. Don’t discredit  those opportunities - meditation is really just a way to be here now. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5.  I still meditate like a millennial i.e. I have tools to keep me  consistent like a saved playlist of YouTube meditations I like, the free  app  @insight  for loads of great guided meditations, and  @yung_pueblo ’s book Inward - which I read a passage from after every meditation.

My theme for 2018 has been commitment. That comes in a lot of forms, but one of them was committing to a mediation practice.

Meditating on a regular basis is not something that comes easy to me. It’s been a continual work in progress. Lately though, I’m finding my rhythm. Here’s a few things that have worked for me:
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1. To start, I remind myself it’s a meditation practice. It takes time and patience. I used to try it for a few days then be like ‘eh nothing profound is happening’ and stop. Stick with it, it’s like taking your mind to the gym. You can’t go once or twice and get the results you’re looking for.
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2. Try to find a consistent time that works for you - usually early mornings or evenings before bed work for most people. Put it on your calendar and hold to it like you would any other commitment.
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3. That being said, a big resistance I have is actually sitting still to meditate, esp first thing in the morning. Sometimes, if I’m feeling restless or anxious, I move instead of trying to stay still. That can be in the form of light yoga to a 10 min guided meditation in my PJ’s or a walk around my neighborhood (still basically in my PJ’s).
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4. Speaking of walks - meditation comes in many forms. Running, walking, cooking, eating, deep breathing in the back of a cab - it can all be a way to return to the present moment and calm your mind. Don’t discredit those opportunities - meditation is really just a way to be here now.
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5. I still meditate like a millennial i.e. I have tools to keep me consistent like a saved playlist of YouTube meditations I like, the free app @insight for loads of great guided meditations, and @yung_pueblo’s book Inward - which I read a passage from after every meditation.

Life by Design was born out of a need for my own self-healing after decades of unresolved illness. It wasn’t until finding the courage to look within that I discovered it was my own belief system holding me back from experiencing a truly thriving life. We all have access to that thriving life. We just need to rediscover our power and ignite the healing-self. Only then can we unapologetically live a life by our own design.