I started Jin Shin Jyutsu, a Japanese form of hands-on healing, because I was fascinated by its effects on my mood and energy.
Simple breathing exercises in the bath helps me to unwind after a long day. I draw a nice warm bath, light some candles, add some epsom salts for my exercised muscles, and just close my eyes and focus on my breath. You could call it meditation if that doesn't stress you out as to whether you are doing it right. My main goal is just to let go of all my thoughts and just "be in the bath." After I feel completely relaxed, I dry my hands off on a washcloth and read a book until I'm ready to get out.
I've been getting up about 45 mins early. I drink a glass of H20 and sit in my meditation chair. I spend about 15 mins in prayer/meditation then I boot up my laptop, spread my throw on the lvg rm rug and find at least 1 short SP video that I can do b4 I shower. I don't even drink coffee 1st thing anymore. Now that really amazes my hubby!
Do you want to work out, but you've decided your not in a good mood to go, or are tired now, or have no one to go with? Wahhhh...I'm sure we've all been there at some point. This is a way I get over it and find inner motivation.
As counter-intuitive as it sounds, the secret to successful meditation is to meditate without having any expectation whatsoever for anything. To simply sit, in the now, and peacefully work at nothing, no thoughts. Being gentle with yourself dovetails into having no expectation. Let thoughts and dramas pass.
You may have seen this many times, but have you ever tried it? Suggestion: The first thing to say to yourself when you open your eyes in the morning, and the last thing you say before going to sleep... "Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better." Say it, think it, believe it.
I use visualization to help me. When I see something about someone that I admire I visualize myself obtaining it (defined armes, strong core, etc). I also research it to determine what path is best to obtain my goals and visualize myself on various points of the path. It works!
To keep from eating mindlessly, I've set my cell phone alarm to chime at three critical times during the day. When it chimes, I stop whatever I'm doing and silently recite one of my goals or give myself a pep talk. It has saved my from junking out more than once.
Meditation is a great release! The more I listen to