I've just started meditation in the last week. It's so hard to stop the mental thought tangents and distractions. It's so hard to actually feel the moment. I have a few books on mindfulness to help me learn how to live in the now, in the moment.
My yoga teacher told me it took her a year to find that first meditation session where she actually lived it. And she was wound as tight as me. I'm sticking with it no matter how long it takes. I know it will benefit me in more ways than one. Even if I can just live my day in that day and not do it frantically. I would love to get off anti anxiety meds. They are just a cyclical drug. Anxiety - take pill - worse rebound anxiety. Plus it will make me a better mom.
That's awesome Totes!!! It can take some time since it's individual, the key is to relax and start off with short 3-5 minute meditations.....there are some excellent ones on youtube, guided meditations that make it much easier to get into meditating and help you learn how to focus and clear your mind.
The mind is very powerful, knowing how to control it makes a world of difference. Thinking positive about
it (as you are) will be a huge help with your daily meditation practice. Enjoy all the benefits you reap and as a mom it's a great thing to teach your children about
as well for their own well being, it's a tough world we live in and we need all the help we have available to us at practically all ages!!