Weekend Challenge- Take 10 minutes and breathe

Friday, August 29, 2014

For most people, autumn is a time when things start to get busy again.  School is starting, summer vacations are done, and there is one more push at work until Christmas.  This weekend take a few deep breathes and meditate for 10 minutes a day.

You might say to yourself- "I don't know how" or "what is meditating anyways."  

Dictionary.com defines it as:

verb (used without object)meditated, meditating.
to engage in thought or contemplation; reflect.

For the 10 minutes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday find yourself a quiet place. You can be sitting or laying down.  Turn your phone OFF (yes really).  Close your eyes and think about breathing.  Every time your mind wonders to something you forgot to do or what is for dinner, bring it back to your breathing.  Enjoy the sound of silence around you.  Feel each part of your body, focus slowly from one part to the next from head to toe, and feel the blood following through.  Just be still for 10 minutes.  

*Note: you do not really have to say ommmmm

When your 10 minutes is up, take note of how you feel as you slowly open your eyes.  Are you relaxed? More tired? Energized? Calm? Let me know how you get on and if it is any easier by Day 3.  

If you can, try fitting in the 10 minutes every day for week.  It may just change your outlook each day.

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