Making myself meditate
Monday, March 25, 2013
One of my goals on my positivity quest is meditating for 5 minutes per day.
Strangely, this is turning out to be the most difficult part of this challenge. It seems very odd that I cannot find five minutes to sit down, be still, empty my mind and meditate.
I spend much more time doing rather meaningless activities, like reading webpages I probably shouldn't or watching tv after work to relax. It is only five minutes, which I put off until just before bedtime, when I feel silly sitting down to meditate when I could just lie down and go to sleep.
Perhaps the latent issue here is a subconscious rejection of meditation. Despite intellectually knowing that the practice of meditation is healthy and beneficial, some part of me remains skeptic. Part of me asks "How can doing nothing be helpful?" Yet the power of meditation is patent.
I have a feeling that I am going to need to schedule meditation, as I have been scheduling my runs, make it a commitment.