First, though I've had a busy day I record my insights in my journal and plan how I can incorporate them into my life. In this way I feel satisfied that even if I don't have time to act on them now I haven't lost the train of thought and can get back to them in the future.
This gives me instant peace of mind, and feeling more relaxed I can complete the jobs I need to for the day. With a myriad of chores to do raising kids, taking care of the house, working for a living, cutting corners is what I need to do to get essentials done.
Then, just before crawling into bed I sit up straight on the carpet, facing east, close my eyes, fold my hands in my lap and begin breathing evenly, such as 2 counts to breathe in and 2 counts to breathe out.
Another way I settle into meditation is to use a mala for mantra repetition. The photo shows how to hold your mala and move forward one bead per mantra or prayer.
After I quiet down, I let my thoughts dwell on the love and appreciation I feel for my family and friends. And that is what makes life worthwhile.
This puts me back into a good mood, no matter how the day has gone. And in the afterglow of my appreciative thoughts I do finally crawl into bed for much needed sleep.
This super short meditation time is all it takes in an emergency to recharge my battery. The reason is that the benefits of regular meditation can be drawn on when we have the need and work for us like a longer time in meditation would. Regular longer meditations are ideal, but when busy the shorter minutes spent suffice.
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