“Just turn off your brain.” How many times have you heard this in yoga or pilates—and wondered how on earth you can possibly do it? Well, we’re here to save the day. Today’s #21DaysOfMe challenge is all about meditation. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is—and how present you feel in every moment because of it. Check out how to get started with meditation below.
Meditation is the act of being present, and it’s a great way to relieve stress. There is no wrong way to meditate. If you’re a self-motivated learner, try taking a few minutes out of your day to find a comfortable seat, listen to your breath and focus on the moment. You may even use mantra or set an intention to focus on to give you a sense of clarity and purpose for your meditation that day. If you find that you’re easily distracted, downloading a meditation app or going to a meditation class can be a helpful tool—because a guided meditation gives you a better opportunity to stay focused. Whatever method of meditation you choose, here are some steps to follow to help you succeed and find your zen.
Step 1: Decide how long you’ll meditate every day.
Example: I will meditate for 5 minutes daily.
Step 2: Make a goal for how long you’ll keep up the challenge.
Experts say it takes 21 days to form a habit. We’d say a good goal is to try to do a 14-day meditation challenge. But you may find that after those two weeks, it’s easy to keep up with your daily meditation—and you may feel inspired to do it all month!
Step 3: Hold yourself accountable.
If you’re a visual person, write down your challenge goal somewhere you can see it. If you’re a planner, set a timer to go off at the same time every day to remind you to meditate. If you like to go with the flow, finding that down time to meditate could happen anywhere or anytime that works for you. If you find strength in community, have a friend join you on your meditation challenge, so that you have someone you can share the zen with! You can even tag us at @fabletics #21DaysOfMe and we’ll share the good vibes with you. The key to completing your challenge is finding what works best for your personality type.
Step 4: Have fun with it!
Don’t beat yourself up if life gets in the way. If you forget a day, you can always start over and try again! Remember this meditation challenge is here to make your life less stressful … so don’t stress about the challenge itself! Enjoy your meditation and stay calm.
Today’s Challenge: We’d love to see your fave meditation spot! Post a pic and tag #21DaysOfMe.
Complete the daily challenge by posting on Instagram or Twitter using #21DaysOfMe #Sweeps for a chance to win a mindfullness prize package. This week’s prize is $500 worth of Fabletics, Happiness Planner and Uma Oils products. Post daily to be entered.