Written By Eric Collard, founder of Efficient Coaching.
I don’t feel I’m quite qualified to tell you all about meditation but at least I can pass along some tips that have helped me.
I find meditation is like running in that everyone sees it as a good exercise but not many people actually do it. It’s not easy on the mind but it’s quite beneficial for wellness as more and more studies point out.
I find myself “meditating” (or being aware of conscious thoughts) a lot when I do long-distance exercise, especially if I’m running or cycling. So that’s a start.
I tried meditating a few times but never maintained it because I found it too tough and I was very bad at it. I thought it was about shutting off the mind. And I failed time and time again. A few podcasts I listened to recently made me think about it quite differently.
Here are some tips that helped me along:
Like everything in life, trying something even if it’s small is better than having huge dreams and doing nothing about it.
And I’ve been applying some ChiRunning philosophy to it so it’s helped. I’m pretty sure this time it will stick. I’ll keep you posted!
This post was originally published on Efficient Coaching.