How to Meditate: Mommy Me Time

How to Meditate:  Mommy Me Time

When you're a mom, every minute of every day is full — and then some. Find out why it's worthwhile to add meditation to your daily routine.

Between tending to a new baby and running a household, it’s tough for moms to carve out a little me-time. Taking just a few minutes a day to meditate will refresh and recharge your mind and spirit for hours.

The Benefits of Meditation
For thousands of years, people have turned to meditation as a way to quiet the mind and obtain inner peace and tranquility.

Meditation can help to lower overall stress levels and can help improve your focus and concentration. It may help you sleep better and also help you relax while nursing.

Practice, Patience, and Persistence
Meditation may not be easy for you at first—in fact, it may seem frustrating. Keeping your mind quiet and focused is next to impossible. Many experienced meditators say that the mind fights back when you first start meditating and actually makes it harder. The good news is that, like anything else, meditation becomes easier the more you do it.

Making It a Family Affair
Teaching your children to meditate from a young age may be one of the most precious gifts you can give them. Treat it like a game. For instance, see who can sit still and be quiet the longest. Try sitting around a candle (at a safe distance from the flame) and see if you can all be so still that the flame doesn’t move.

Getting Started
Here are some guidelines to help you launch your meditation practice.

  1. Decide when you’re going to meditate.
  2. Find a quiet place in your home.
  3. Gather a couple of items (pillows, incense, a photograph) that you will begin to associate with getting into a relaxed state.
  4. Get into a comfortable position. Sitting in a crisscross position or lying down would work. Keep your spine long so you can breathe deeply and easily.
  5. Think positive thoughts. When your mind starts to wander, gently bring it back without judging or negative feedback.
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Don't forget We time

Isaac 2/10/2016

It is very important to remain centered in the craziness of raising a child, but it is equally as important to not forget the "We" for those who have a partner in operation keep this kid alive. Date night. Don't be afraid to use a baby sitter. You are a team and need to remember that.

Good Advice

Isaac 2/10/2016

Though I am a Dad, the advice still rings true for both my wife and I.

peace

2/6/2016

We all need some peace and calming in our lives! Good ideas.

Good idea

Mimi 2/4/2016

Definitely going to start

Meditation

Angela 1/31/2016

These are some really good ideas. Going to try some.

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