It used to be impossible for me to meditate during stressful times. I wouldn’t find time to meditate. When I would finally have some free time, I would be preoccupied with my workload and potential problems. These were the exact times meditation would be of great benefit, not only for my health and sleep, but also for my problem-solving skills, innovative ability, attention, and energy level.
Here, are the few tips that I have found helpful for meditating during stressful times.
1. Practice. Practice. Practice. Make it an unwavering routine to meditate whether stressed out or not.
2. Use the quietest corner in the house. Try to meditate during an early morning hours, when everyone else is asleep. During lunch hour, find a quiet corner at your workplace and meditate.
3. Do not get frustrated if mind keeps wandering. I have found that bringing the attention back to breathing works the best during such times. Try to keep an uninterrupted focus on breathing the best you can and you will see mind quietening down.
Your breathing and your heart rate will slow down.Tightness of the muscles in the neck and back will dissolve. Intrusive thoughts will disappear. Your consciousness will establish itself in the Divine within; the eternal source of energy and joy.
You feel that physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual rejuvenation. You experience the calmness of the deepest ocean. Thoughts and words you will notice come out of the Divine within and not from your worldly self. It is an exhilarating and energizing feeling, worth meditating for. So, find time and place, sit down, and meditate. It is that simple.
God Bless You.