The benefits of meditating…

… that is a great statement.  What are the benefits of meditating? Of course there are the overall benefits such as sleeping better and calming anxiety, but for me meditating is a complete bubble of other worldliness.

OK OK I know I sound like a crackpot, but here me out…. I meditate all the time – in fact we all do believe it or not; when you brush your teeth and you’re staring into space… that’s meditating.  Sitting waiting for the traffic lights to change, staring into the distance… that’s meditating.  We do it all the time without even knowing it.  See, it’s not all weird chanting and incense stick-burning or find-yourself-trouser-wearing; it can be very natural state of being.

I usually meditate in bed almost every night.  Not only does it aid my sleep (and I am particularly rubbish at sleeping because I hate the dark); but I find it “closes down” my day.  

What I also LOVE doing, and this is what I am going to chat about now, is meditating in my car.  Now I am not talking about closing my eyes and sitting in the Lotus Position you understand that would be plain crazy and super dangerous!  What I’m talking about is instead of your usual radio station or banging tunes, try something different and listen to some meditative music.  I usually do this on my way to work in the mornings.  When I put it on I immediately find myself in that lovely little bubble I talked about earlier.  I have the windows up, so if it’s hot I put on the AC, and I drive and listen.  This FEELS incredible for me.  I’m there on the motorway, or stuck in traffic in my pure bubble of calm.  It sets me up for the day.

Recently I went through a stressful time as Mother of the Bride and I did the meditation drive almost every day.  During this period my mind was like a tangled ball of wool, but the bubble of calm made the most incredible different to my wooly noggin!

Click on the image below it’s my fave choice of music; but just have a search on iTunes or Spotify, try them out and see what resonates with you. 

So you see you don’t have to make time to do it or have a list of excuses not to do it. Have a go and tell me how it makes you feel in the comments, I’d love to know.

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Until next time…

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