Alternative ways to meditate

Don’t have the time for meditation each day or time so sit in stillness? There are different ways you can incorporate meditation into your everyday life.

 

It is no secret that I am a big fan of meditation. Meditation changed my life and the way I feel about myself. I feel much more balanced, calm and good in my own skin when I take the time to sit still each morning. Time to just leave out all the noise in my head and let all my thoughts fly away. There is nothing more liberating than letting go – allowing yourself to let go of all the thoughts coming in and out of your head every second.

 

Even though it is a big priority for me to meditate each day – it is a part of my daily routine, it can be hard to always find the time. I mean, if you have kids, they often take most of your free time or if you are working many hours a week or having a busy social calendar – there are many reasons why you will not find the time to meditate.

 

Normally I will say it is a matter of prioritization, but why not try to find alternative ways to meditate throughout your normal schedule? I have listed some ways I like to incorporate meditation into the things I do on a daily basis.

 

  • When doing the dishes (yes, we do not have a dishwasher), I like to really concentrate on cleaning each dish carefully and thinking about how lucky I am to have dishes to clean in the first place. Just be fully present in cleaning each piece.
  • The same goes for biking in the rain on the way to work or going for a walk in the sunshine before meeting a friend. Be present with the things around you. The birds, the cars the other people around you or the beautiful nature surrounding you. And then be grateful for the rain on your skin or the sunshine warming your body. Try it – it is the best feeling!
  • I recently went on a tour around Copenhagen, taking photos of all the beautiful buildings and discovered how meditative that practice was. Walking around in deep focus on capturing the beauty of the city around you. The shapes, the shadows and crooked lines of the city. Just walking and concentrating on capturing beautiful images, with no other agenda than maybe getting some fresh air incorporated into your day. It was lovely!

 

These are some of the ways in which I incorporate mindfulness into a full schedule – I would love to hear from you, if you have some great ways to be more mindful doing the day?

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