When your mind is always going it’s hard to think clearly. Meditation has a way of creating space in your mind to think and it’s one of the most powerful daily habits you can introduce into your schedule.
There’s many different types of meditation but here’s a simple way I do it.
- Set a timer on your phone so you don’t have to think about how long it’s been. I use a free timer app called insight timer that plays different sounds.
- Sit comfortably. Close your eyes and start to focus your attention on the rhythm of your breath as if it’s a tide coming in and out of the ocean.
- As you get a rhythm start to listen to all the sounds going on around you as if life was a musical orchestra and every sound was a note.
Try to maintain this focus for the duration you’ve chosen. Other thoughts will enter your mind often at first but it’s normal. When they do, simply go back to listening to the music of life and keep your breathing rhythm. The more you do it, the easier it gets.