Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Meditation

I want to gain more control over my thoughts, over what is going on in my head. I don't want to be so much under influence of my emotions. That's why one of my new year's resolution is to meditate daily. The plan is simple. I start with one minute meditation per day. After each successful week I add one minute. So if don't miss any day by the end of the year I will meditate 52 minutes per day. It is not going to happen because I will not be able to keep the streak, but it still looks realistic. Currently I am in second week, yay :), so it is 2 minutes meditation every day.

What is meditation?

I actually don't know much about it. But that's the goal to learn more about it.

Here is definition of meditation: "Meditation is the practice of turning your attention to a single point of reference. It can involve focusing on the breath, on bodily sensations, or on a word or phrase known as a mantra. In other words, meditation means turning your attention away from distracting thoughts and focusing on the present moment. Meditating is deceptively simple." from https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/meditation

I meditated for the first time half a year ago, after seeing video How To Meditate - The No Bullshit Guide to Meditation and I immediately saw the effect how it can get me from my head to the present moment. It turns down the noise of thoughts so I can see more clearly what is really important.

Other habit I want to build is to take a conscious deep breathe whenever I get into emotional stress so I can immediately gain more control in that moment.

other resources about meditation