Taking time to relax your mind before your day starts is one of the best ways to achieve a nirvana-like mindset.
Let’s talk about the life-changing benefits of morning meditation, shall we? As a community, we’ve been trying to incorporate meditation into our daily routine. And let’s just say it really is a game-changer.
Making a morning meditation in your daily routine a staple will help you become a better version of yourself. You’ll feel more present, focussed and grounded throughout the day which can lead to improvements in every single area. As Lauryn says: meditation is like having a strategy session with yourself, for your every aspect of your life.
Today, we’re sharing some morning meditation benefits. We’ll also talk about how to start meditating in the mornings and start as soon as…well, tomorrow morning!
It’s time to find a comfortable spot, sit back, calm our minds, and get really into it.
8 Benefits of Morning Meditation: Unlock Your Inner Zen
♡ Peaceful Power-Up
Starting your day with just 10-15 minutes of meditation sets the tone for a calm and centered mindset. It’s like a shot of espresso for your soul, minus the jitters.
♡ Increased Focus
♡ Stress Relief
Mornings can be crazy, but meditation can increase your ability to keep stress’s ass in check. It’s like your secret weapon against life’s daily bullshit.
♡ Boosted Productivity
Meditation can be a breeding ground for productivity. When you take time to meditate as part of your morning routine, you’ll be amazed at how much more you can achieve during the day. That to-do list won’t know what hit it.
♡ Improved Creativity
Your morning meditation practice fuels creative juices. Say hello to inspired ideas and innovative solutions.
♡ Better Relationships
By starting your day with self-reflection and compassion, morning meditation can improve your relationships with others. More love, less drama. YES.
♡ Enhanced Clarity
♡ Inner Bliss
Above all, morning meditation brings your body and mind a sense of inner peace and bliss. It’s your moment of zen before the real world comes at you.
Best Morning Meditation Routine
Picture this–we don’t have to be groggy with gremlin vibes. Morning meditation can help with this.
It’s like a mental tune-up, setting you up for success. You’ve just gotta carve out a few minutes in the morning to find that inner peace.
Whether you choose to literally copy Lauryn’s specific meditation routine or you choose to create your own, here are a few steps you can take to start consistently beneficial morning meditations:
Step 1: Create Your Meditation Space
Take a few minutes to set up your sacred oasis. Find a cozy corner or a spot in nature where you can be alone with your thoughts.
Sprinkle it with comfy pillows, soft lighting (like this candle by Cire Trudon or these Himalayan salt lamps), and any items that bring you joy and tranquility. This is your safe haven, so make it your own.
Step 2: Deep Breathing to Start Your Day
Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh.
Inhale for a count of four, hold for four then exhale for a count of four. Repeat this step for a couple of cycles.
Deep breathing helps to calm your mind, release tension, and increase the flow of oxygen. It’s like a mini massage for your nervous system.
Step 3: Focus on Your Breath
Close your eyes and try to focus on your breath. Notice the sensation of the air entering and leaving your body.
If your mind starts to wander (which happens to all of us), don’t worry at all. Just gently bring your focus back to your breath. It’ll help to anchor your mind in the present moment and cultivate mindfulness.
Step 4: Pay Attention to Your Thoughts & Feelings
As you continue to breathe, pay attention to any thoughts, emotions, or sensations that come up. Your mind should be a judge-free zone, so try your damnedest not to resist those feelings. Observe them with curiosity and compassion, and you’ll be closer to zen than you think.
The beauty of morning meditation is that it helps reduce stress and allows you to start your day with awareness and acceptance.
Step 5: Walking Meditation to Ground Yourself
Last (but not least), take that meditation on the move. If you commute to work, use your travel time as a pseudo-mindfulness walk, and if you work remotely, you can ACTUALLY get up and take a walk.
Feel the ground beneath your feet, pay attention to the rhythm of your steps, and try to be fully present in the moment. Walking meditations are a fantastic way to integrate mindfulness into your daily routine and carry that sense of calm throughout your day. (Melissa Wood has amazing walking meditations.)
The Skinny Confidential Planner will keep you on track all day long, letting you focus on the things that truly matter. Plus it can help you keep your meditations, skincare and selfcare in order. Duh, Lauryn thought of those.
Peace and love,
x, The Skinny Confidential team.
+ be sure to check out this episode with Lauryn’s best productivity hacks.
++ stalk these tips on how to create the most zen meditation space.