Are you a meditating Mama, or a cynic? It’s amazing how meditation can sort out your stress levels.
I can’t recommend the benefits of meditation enough! I’m not saying that everything has to be perfect – an altar, serenity and an hour doesn’t usually work when you have kids – and a life. But there are some wonderful 10-20 minute guided meditations that might just work if you’re feeling exhausted or stressed, and want to feel more energised, and calmer. Meditation connects you with your true source of energy.
I got into meditation when I was living in Thailand, and would go for 7am yoga and meditation classes before work. The classes were held in a spa where I would go to for pampering and beauty treatments (oooh, those were the days!!!), and some mornings the meditation would be disturbed by drilling work from the building site next door… Instead of getting frustrated with the noise, our teacher taught us to go within, and focus harder on going inward and not even being aware of the noise. I soon learned that my meditations were so much more effective when I was meditating in a noisy place because it kept me focused, and silence meant my mind wandered.
I still apply that thought to my meditations today, and I have been known to meditate on the tube in London, or certainly with a toddler and his train set. Why am I telling you this?
Because meditation has so many proven health benefits: it relieves stress, it can improve your health, it improves brain ability and concentration, and it gives you more gray matter (brain cells).
It can help you handle whatever life throws at you, and enable you to cope with the stresses of being a mum, and juggling work, family, house and life. You might think you don’t have time but it’s amazing what you can achieve in 10 minutes.
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