Maybe you go to a yoga class at the gym every now and then and are curious about meditation. Or maybe you have heard all the hype about mindfulness. Whatever has sparked your interest, you might feel a bit overwhelmed with all the meditation ‘options’, the idea that you need heaps of time, as well as be a bit put off by all the people sitting like a pretzel to meditate.
I overheard your chat with your mum while my toddler and I munched on walnuts and cashews after our swim class. You seemed so down. I now know you weigh 52kg but you want to lose more weight. And yet you are stunning! Tall, thin, with beautiful dark features. Your mum sat there in her gym clothes, you in yours, and she wobbled her arms as if to encourage you ‘Well at least you don’t have arms like mine’. I know she was doing her best in that moment to lift your spirits. But I could see it wasn’t working. Something is clearly not working if you can’t see how beautiful you are. No amount of physical beauty and weight loss is going to compete with the kind of nasty stuff that is going through your head over and over again. Oh how I wanted to give you a big hug and show you how beautiful you are inside and out. We all have our ‘nasty stuff’. The mean things we say to ourselves repeatedly. The only thing that seems to make any difference for me is meditation. It creates ‘space’. A distance between your thoughts and ‘you’, so you begin to understand that you are not your thoughts…this was one epic step and learning curve for me! So if you are looking for a way to deal with those negative, mean and downright brutal thoughts, I offer you the gift of this easy, free guided meditation as a starting point. https://nikkiveliz.leadpages.co/energyhit/ To the girl who wants to lose more weight, how I wish I could have dropped this little meditation in your gym bag to find when you got home as a way to ease your pain.
I got up early again this morning to try & recapture what I did yesterday. It didn’t work. I started to fall asleep while I was meditating! This is not the first time and it definitely won’t be the last. This is just one of those things that meditators can struggle with and it’s ok. I often listen to a guided meditation where I can lie down on the floor and close my eyes. And if I fall asleep? It’s what my body needed. If you are struggling to stay awake during meditation, why not try my free guided meditation? It’s just under 10 minutes and all you have to do is lie down and close your eyes! https://nikkiveliz.leadpages.co/energyhit/
Leave the dishes for later. No one cares about how clean your floorboards are. And so what if your toddler wants to wear the same outfit 5 days in a row? Give yourself a break. Sometimes that coffee just doesn’t cut it. And meeting up with a friend with kids for ‘mutual support’ is sometimes harder than expected. Leave it. When you get a chance (if your bub no longer naps, 10 minutes of tv today isn’t going to kill them), lie down for 10 minutes and just close your eyes. I offer you this free guided meditation straight to your inbox. I just did this now and yes the house still looks feral but now I feel like I can get through the afternoon with a little more spark.