There are people who meditate regularly and the way you should. They actually take time out of their day to sit down and focus on their breath, a meditational exercise or quieting down the mind. And then there is me. My definition of meditation is pretty much glorified term for closing my eyes and wandering off into my own little world(s).
For me, meditation is a rather grandiose term for what I usually do before I go to sleep. Or something I do to occupy the time with when I’m stuck in public transit. Or me zoning out whenever I’m bored during a meeting. Basically it’s daydreaming, just a little fancier, with a purpose and with more positive effects in terms of mood and relaxation.
I have a couple of favorites that I’d like to share. If you have a technique you think I’d like, let me know in the comments!
- The Higher Self Meditation. I talked about it in this article, it’s one of my favorite things to do when I feel a little lost (or can’t sleep). Basically I visualize myself going into an elevator, going all the way up to some sort of penthouse and meeting my Higher Self up there. We usually talk, she calms me down and I usually fall asleep soon after.
- I close my eyes and pretend that I am getting soaked in pure, sparkly energy that flows into my every cell. It always leaves me feeling inspired and energized.
- Sometimes I just close my eyes and focus on my breath and listen to all the sounds around me. That always makes me feel very peaceful and relaxes me.
- This is my Bed Time Miracle Worker: When trying to fall asleep, I imagine that I’m adding layers of relaxation to my conscious, one by one, layers just folding over each other, and every layer makes my head more relaxed and sleepy.