Meditation for Busy Mum’s can feel like a luxury, But I am going to show you today why it is a necessity.
Life for us Mum’s is a whirlwind. School runs, meal planning, house work, business, health & fitness, running errands – (feel free to add in your own personal daily to do list here). So where exactly do you squeeze in Meditation for busy Mum’s, and more importantly WHY!!
It can be exhausting and very overwhelming at times. However, you are reading this so you are curious, yes?
As a busy mum, you may feel that meditation is an extra on the to do list.
There is a famous saying –
‘Everyone should meditate for 20 minutes a day, unless you are too busy, then you should meditate for an hour’!
But others say – ‘Sitting on your arse doing nothing ain’t gonna change the world’!
I have not only said all of the above, but I have lived and believed them.
Now, however, I am firmly on the ‘meditating is great‘ side of the fence – and here is why!
While researching meditation for busy mum’s, it is apparent that your mind is busy and frantically trying to organize yours & your family’s lives. It creates a fogginess in the mind – the brain cannot decipher one clear thought from the other.
It is time to give the mind a rest – and YES I am well aware that it is when the mind is busy that meditation is the hardest – but the most vital.
A regular meditation practice will equip you with the awareness to recognize quickly when your mind & thoughts are spiraling, empowering you to ‘nip it in the bud’ uber quickly.
As human beings we are natural thinking creatures, so we constantly think, hundreds of times a minute!!
The Sub Conscious mind stores most of these thoughts. They are never thought of again.
But a few thoughts get bought to the front of the mind and sit there.
Whether these thoughts are factual or not has nothing to do with what your mind deems to be important – and often – it is the emotional inducing thoughts that get the power. Think fear thoughts…..woah those buggers will stick around forever!!
Getting control of these thoughts is the first MAJOR step into awakening and living a healthy, calm happy existence.
Meditation will assist you in understanding these thoughts, being able to identify between fact & fiction, and ultimately will quieten the mind. Consequently you clear out the spiraling, untrue thoughts fast.
Once the mind is quiet, it behaves less emotionally.
We are all triggered by one thing or another.
I often feel the need to respond to triggering Facebook posts (I am not alone here). However I know that by responding, I am behaving in the way that Facebook wants. And should I respond, they would then feed me more of the ‘triggering’ posts. Ta Dah!!!
By meditating, my mind is quiet, and yes, I still get triggered, but now there is a pause. Thankfully in that pause, reason comes in and my mind recognizes that it is NOTHING TO DO WITH ME.
Using meditation as a tool to quiet your mind, your responses to any situation will be calmer & clearer. Your mind is able to scroll through its files with a disconnection & objective view.
(Listen to this Podcast Episode to learn more about the Negative/Positive/Neutral Minds) ensuring that you take the RIGHT action for your health.
By being able to respond (or not) in a calmer way means there are less confrontations. Subsequently peace and joy are with you always as you are triggered less.
Being in the present moment is the sure fire, immediate way to relieve stress & worry. Meditation for busy Mum’s should always start with a re connection to the breath.
When you are 100% ‘in the moment’ – the moment is perfect, regardless of what you are experiencing. It is exactly as it should be – and while you are IN IT, you cannot worry about what is coming up or what has happened. You only have NOW to focus on.
Your mind tells you stories as you are so rarely in the present.
This is a pointless exercise.
Because nothing can be done about it a story – and so BE PRESENT.
How do we be present?
By connecting the mind to the breath through meditation.
This will drop you into the present moment, BE with your breath and you will be calm.
Be with your breath and stress will fall away.
Be with you breath and you will be happy & content.
When meditating, as stated in point 3, you will begin with connecting to the breath and bringing your body & mind into a more relaxed and peaceful state.
As you slide deeper into your meditation (even if only a 3 minute med) you will lower your stress levels & anxiety.
Deep breathing stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for lowering adrenaline & cortisol production (the stress inducing hormones) and slowing the breathing, heart rate & lowering blood pressure. A perfect benefit of meditation for busy mum’s.
By being quiet and still, you will hear your inspiration.
Universal downloads and messages from spirit are delivered to you during meditation.
Your subconscious mind, which is eternally connected to source can be heard and deliver the messages it needs you to hear.
So if a random idea or thought pops into your head during meditation, be sure to jot it down afterwards as it will be relevant.
If you find you cannot think straight – meditate and allow the inspirational answers to come to you.
I know it’s hard – but I promise you – IT WORKS!
Only by gifting yourself the opportunity to experience this universal language of meditation will you be able to KNOW the value it will bring to your life.
I challenge you to give it a go today. Try one of these practices to get you started. 5 minutes, set your timer, sit comfy, palms face up in your lap and focus on your breath.
Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts on meditation – whether you practice or are just starting.
‘Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, Including you’ – Anne Lamott
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