Meditation is one of those words that has a million different meanings. Here’s a quick definition for beginners and experts alike, meditation is any practice using mindfulness or focus on specific objects, thoughts, or activities. We practice meditation to train our thoughts and awareness to achieve a more clear mental and emotional state of being.
Morning meditation is a great way to start your day. Whether you’re just beginning your meditation practice or you’re already a novice meditator, these 5 minute morning meditation ideas will give you the inspiration and motivation you’ve been looking for to level up your daily meditation.
Find a peaceful place to sit down and relax. Quiet your thoughts by bringing attention to your breath. Once you have found yourself in a comfortable seated position, go ahead and press play on our free 5 minute morning meditation. Enjoy!
We call this the Adventure Walk. After you’ve given yourself some moments of stillness, put your phone on the counter, kiss it goodbye, and walk out the front door. No pressure, just you and your walk. The idea is to be present with your surroundings and thoughts. Notice, see, smell, and hear, all of the things you may have previously missed because you were distracted. Look at this time as another way you can sharpen your meditation practice.
Things that are highly encouraged on Adventure Walks…
This is your time, remember to have fun with it!
Journaling is a great way to reflect after meditating. It can also be a useful method when processing any unexpected thoughts and feelings that came up during your meditation and Adventure Walk. You can journal anything from a bulleted list to a fictional story.
If you need help getting started, try one of our Adventure Walk journal prompts…
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This app was made to help with sleep, anxiety, and stress. It has an enormous library of guided meditations by teachers from around the world. If you prefer a quieter experience, they also offer a timer where you can meditate to soothing white noise, intermittent bells, or calming playlists.
Need help reducing stress and sleeping? This app has recordings by certified hypnotherapist, David Ridgeway D. Hypn., M.N.C.H., designed to help your body relax. You will find plenty of “choose your own adventure” options designed to help either energize and wake you or relax you to sleep.
When all else fails, music is like a warm hug to the soul. We’ve gathered some of our favorite meditation playlists on Spotify for you to check out and follow!
PS: If you’re interested in expanding your journaling practice, check out these 5 Easy Journaling Prompts to Boost Your Mood.
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