People turn to meditation because they want to make good decisions, break bad habits & bounce back better from disappointments.
Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.
Norman Vincent Peale
For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.
Buddha was asked “What have you gained from meditation?”
He replied, “Nothing!”
“However”, Buddha said, “let me tell you what I lost: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecutiry, Fear of Old Age and Death.”
Being still and doing nothing are two different things.
I recommend that you train to be still, it is worth the amount of time you have to invest.
Call it being still, relaxing, meditating, whatever you want, as long as you give it a shot.
Something I found in my notebook, must be quite old since I don’t really remember when I wrote it. Well, here goes nothing:
People forget to think in good times. They do not take the time to evaluate, appreciate and enjoy.
When it gets tough and time seems to slow down they do not have a clear mind, they are unprepared.
Use the good times to prepare yourself menatlly for tougher parts of life. Never stop thinking about self-development and general concepts of motivation and inspiration.
Take good care of your thoughts and you can harvest the crops when the drought comes.
Meditate, read, think.
Work eight hours and sleep eight hours and make sure that they are not the same hours.
Well I certainly disagree with the 8 hours especially as a gerneal rule but it is important to keep your sleep free from distractions. Try to meditate before your sleep or keep a notepad at your bed so you don’t have to remember ideas but instead just write them down.
You have to protect your sleep. Good sleep is not a matter of time. You won’t feel more rested after 11 hours of lousy sleep than after a refreshing 5 hour badass sleep!
Trust me, sleep is a state where you don’t want any distractions, you want to have your mind cleared before you go to bed. Learn to do that and it will increase your life quality immensely!