A “normal” lifestyle is a busy one; that comes with living in the fast pace world that has been created today. Living at a chaotic pace and difficulties of modern life, many people feel stressed and over-worked, exhausted and suffer from anxiety. It often feels like there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done and by the end of the day, there is no time to spend on yourself.
Our stress, our tiredness, anxiety - it all affects our health. It makes us impatient, exhausted, depressed and unhappy. It takes away useful time in our day. What if I told you that 5 minutes of meditation could change your life! That it could give you back time! Would you do it? Just 5 minutes of meditation can clear and release most of the toxic feelings almost immediately; leaving you feeling energized, inspired, calmer and more focused.
A simple five to – minute meditation helps us to understand our own mind. We can create a switch that allows us to transform our mind from negative to positive, from disturbed to peaceful, from unhappy to happy.
Like many other humans, my mornings are chaos – here is my go to meditation when you just don’t have the time, but you need to make it happen:
In the morning take your first cup of hot coffee/tee and bring yourself to a space that brings you joy, with no distracting sounds (if you have children, think about setting your alarm clock 15 minutes early to set aside time for yourself).
Sit comfortably and place both hands on your warm coffee/tea and close your eyes.
Start to soften your body and your breath, focus on the warmth of your mug. Focus on the feeling and no other thoughts.
When you would like to take a sip, drink slow and bring your attention to the warmth, to the taste and then lower the mug and continue focusing on the warmth while keeping a soft breath flowing.
You may only have time for 5-6 sips -- and that’s OKAY; because you are still meditating, you are taking your mind of thoughts and focusing on feeling.
During my coffee meditation I also like to wear a Mala of intention. My go-to mala of choice is the Akasha Mala (created and hand made by Mala Prayer). Made with howlite and polished agate, the Akasha mala necklace is believed to be a stress reliever. It's calming properties make an excellent antidote to sleepless nights for overactive minds.
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