We are all super busy in our every day lives. For the last eight months, I have been going to school full time for a graduate program in Public Relations and Corporate Communications at Seneca College. All year I have had class Tuesday to Friday, in between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. In addition, I bartend part time around 2-4 times a week depending on how much work I have to do. On top of that, I played in a semi-pro volleyball league this summer, which had me training and playing 2-3 times a week. Not to mention, in the winter I like to ski and in the summer I like to cottage and go to music festivals.
We wake up everyday to go to work, school or practice and then try to unwind by managing to see our friends and family. We rush from place to place, always thinking about the next thing that we have to do, the next item that we have to check off in our agenda. Then when we come home and we turn on the TV or peruse social media to give our minds a chance to take a break from everything. Except, that is not taking a break at all.
Every one of us should really try to take 5-10 minutes a day and just focus on the moment. Do not think about what you have to do after you are done meditating, because then you aren’t meditating. People think that there is no time for mediation; that it will slow them down because they just have so many other things to do. However, taking those 5 minutes in the morning and those 5 minutes at night to literally just focus on your breathing, they are going to make a world of difference in your everyday life.
In the morning you will feel more refreshed, calmer and more prepared to take on the day. At night you will feel de-stressed, like your mind is no longer racing from the day and ready for bed. Just try it and see. Remember baes, you do your bliss above all else, before anything else, it would be rude not to.