5 Ways to Kick-Start Your Meditation Success & Feel Relaxed
Meditating is an incredible stress-relieving technique that can help you relax and find more peace in your life. While it may seem daunting, meditation is actually incredibly simple, and furthermore: fun! You can meditate with any amount of time you have available to set aside, and there are so many enjoyable strategies and techniques you can use to increase your success with meditation and feel more relaxed in your life! If you are going to practice meditating, it is best that you set aside time every day in order to meditate. However, if you have a busy schedule or find that you simply can’t afford daily time to invest in this relaxation technique, you can also consider scheduling it in a few times a week. The idea is to develop a regular practice that allows you to remain consistent and continually focus on increasing peace in your life. For those who have read up on meditation as a relaxation strategy in the past, you may have felt overwhelmed with the amount of information available. If you spend too much time reading on how to meditate, you might find that it seems to be a lot of work just to let go of some stress! The reality is, meditation is incredibly easy and a lot of fun. If you are ready to get started, and want to infuse your life with this pleasant relaxation strategy, then read on for five incredible tips on how you can start, today!
Heal Your Life by Unleashing the Power of Mindfulness to Forgive Others
Adopting a peaceful and loving lifestyle is the path that will lead you to being more mindful and forgiving of others. The pain you feel is often internal when you carry grudges, sadness, or disappointed feelings around with you. The person or persons these feelings are directed at may not feel anything at all. They may be unable to see the pain they caused or even lack the ability to care that they have caused your troubled emotions. By learning how to forgive others using mindfulness, you will be able to heal your life, feel a weight lifted off of your soul, and forget about the old traumas that have plagued you. You are going to learn how to forgive others, be at peace with yourself, as well as gain a better understanding of what mindfulness truly means. Continue reading
Short and Sweet Life Saving Mindfulness Meditations
I very often get asked :
“Marta, I just don’t have the time to meditate…is it worth meditating for only a few minutes a day? Will it make any difference?”
This is something I can totally relate to. I am busy myself. It’s not that I have the whole day just to relax, meditate and drink my green smoothies while listening to relaxation music. But the truth is that it’s usually this “all or nothing” mindset that can be preventing us from moving forward and achieving success (whether it’s healh, diet, fitness or other areas of life). We tell ourselves that in order to take care of our body and mind, we need to have tons of free time, and do nothing but self-care all day long. This is a limiting belief actually! Self-care is always possible. It’s all about creating new, empowering habits. This is why I created this blog, I had struggled with health and many other areas of my life, and it wasn’t until I discovered the transformational power of positive mindset (focus on solutions, not on problems) that I could actually create long-lasting changes and restore balance (mini disclaimer here, perfect balance never exists, but as soon as you focus on neglected areas of your health or life and give it some love, you are closer to a balanced, happy life!). In this post, I share my simple meditation tricks that you can use daily, to be more at peace with yourself, even if you’re busy. Continue reading
NOT the Easy Way Out But Long-Lasting Changes
The following is a quite thought-provoking guest post by my friend Simeon Lindstrom. Simeon is an Amazon bestselling author with a passion for deep personal development and personal success. He is dedicated to a life of learning and continual growth in all aspects so that he can improve the quality of people’s lives through his books. He walks the talk and he knows exactly what it takes to create health, happiness and progress. In this article, he wants to help you improve your life through changing your relationship with the concept of self-love commonly preached by mainstream self-help gurus (to give you guys some heads up, Simeon is anti-mainstream self-improvement..). While Simeon believes in the power of self-love, in this article he will also show you the dark side of self-love and how it could even damage your health! Read on to learn how to actually love yourself the right way, the way you need and deserve so that you can take care of all areas of your health and life creating new habits and doable action plans as well as eliminating limiting beliefs…
Say FU Perfection and Focus on Progress!
There is something that has been on my mind lately…
It’s about perfection and how it can take away your emotional wellness and actually prevent you from achieving your health, life, and carreer goals. It can make you a slave of your own ego (BTW. I believe that ego is not always bad and we can use it to stretch and grow but this is a topic for another day) and make you feel trapped. Once you get trapped in perfectionism, it’s not possible to move forward and you are not really able to receive value from your own actions. This short post is written as a reminder that it’s OK to fail. It’s OK to make mistakes. It’s OK to admit that we screw up sometimes. Whatever it is that you want to achieve, you will not achieve it without making progress and without moving forward. So what’s the point of getting stuck with one thing, just trying to make it all perfect? Read on to brainstorm. Continue reading
But I Don’t Have the Time to Take Care of My Health!
Have you ever noticed that when you get caught up in the busy-ness of life and don’t have the time to look after yourself properly, everything starts to turn off-course? Things just don’t go as planned. I have been there many times myself…Do you also notice, when life gets busy, self-care is one of the first things to slide. It tends to seem so unimportant to everything else that’s going on around us. We tend to put off health and wellness for later…I feel this can happen, because many of us feel that it’s kind of selfish to be taking time for ourselves, while we could be taking MORE care of our jobs, businesses, studies, money and other social ambitions. However, can you enjoy your dream job or grow your business or have quality time with your family if you feel sick and tired all the time? Or you feel sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Continue reading
Is Wellness and Balance Only About a Healthy Body, Spa and Herbs?
This is what I have been thinking about lately. So what is really going on and what is my definition of holistic wellness and a balanced lifestyle? Is it about being super perfect-eco-organic with your diet and about knowing all about herbs, natural remedies and holistic oils? And what the heck does the word “holistic” actually mean? Is it healthy? Is it natural? Is it peaceful? Is it relaxing? Or maybe it seemly means- honest and not afraid to dive deep? First of all, everyone is different, and so everyone has a different answer to these questions. The most important answer is your own answer, as it will help you clarify your path in life (you can always change your mind; nothing is set in stone)… Continue reading
More Awesome Holistic Relaxation Techniques (Perfect for a Busy Schedule)
Compared to my other articles, I’ll be really quick today. I just want to share a super simple and effective body-mind relaxation technique with you… This one is one of my favorites, and I do it almost every day. I get many benefits. I sleep better and I wake up feeling rejuvenated (few years ago, I never thought it was possible!). I am also more productive and focused at work and more energized to work out. I even use this technique after my workout to replenish and get more oxygen for my precious cells (it all starts on a cellular level, right?). I have also noticed, thanks to this technique, I am no longer a victim of emotinal eating, and I find it easier and more enjoyable to stick to my healthy, wholesome alkaline friendly meals (you may have noticed I am a big fan of Alkalinity, and my blog even has a section called Alkaline Foods –in case you want to check out some tips and recipes later)….The best part? You can get results just by doing a minute or two of this excercise every day. So if you don’t have time to spend hours on your yoga mat or meditation cushion yet you want to commit to some natural relaxation technique, this will work amazingly well for you…Since it’s not time consuming at all, you won’t have any excuses not to try it…
Easy Meditation Tips for Amazing Results
Meditation is not about theory. Meditation is all about practice that results in visible and tangible results you deserve. This is why, this post is all about the practical side of meditation and how to make it your habit. I know what you’re thinking. ”Create a habit” sounds a bit boring and preachy. But from now on, I want you to perceive meditation as a habit you can’t even live without. I guess that you are researching information on meditation not because you just want to intellectually know it, but mainly because you want to experience all its benefits (BTW. check out my previous post on benefits of meditation here) right? It’s like going to the gym. You need to be consistent with it. You will never create strong muscles if you only go once or twice, right? So if you are ready to change your relationship with meditation and add it to your holistic wellness and personal development toolbox, read on. The best thing about mastering the habit of meditation (I believe we can never master meditation itself as it is a journey, but we can master the habit of it) is that it’s free. Moreover, you can use it whenever and wherever you want. No crazy rituals, no special equipment. Just you and your willingness to meditate. Before we dive into it, remember to download your Guided 5 Senses Meditation here (it’s free).
Combine Mindfulness with Motivation and Achieve Holistic Success
Do you think you could do more if you were more motivated? Do you get excited about new projects or resolutions, only to quit after a few days? Do you find it hard to focus on your goals? Do you constantly compare yourself to other people and end up feeling frustrated? Do you have problems with getting things done or sticking to things you know you should be doing? If so, no worries, I have been there myself. For years, I have struggled with lack of motivation. I could not create new habits. It wasn’t until I learned how to combine mindfulness with motivation that I was able to turn my never ending to-do lists and anxiety attacks into easy and doable action plans that helped me trick my brain, take action (even when I was not motivated), move forward, be consistent, and get results. In this article, you will discover a very simple motivational technique that will help you keep on track, even when you have a bad day (we all do sometimes) without feeling overwhelmed.