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Meditation Is Self Indulgent (10% Happier Self Care Journey) 1/9/20

Meditation Is Self Indulgent (10% Happier Self Care Journey) 1/9/20

Update: 2020-01-09
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Meditation Is Self Indulgent (10% Happier Self Care Journey) 1/9/20


• It's normal to feel guilt for putting aside time to practice. The  mind can wander thinking about all the things you "could" or "should" be  doing.


• If you're a very busy person you can face "burn out" by  not setting aside the time or putting your self care as a priority. In  order to continue to put time into other people, activities and daily  responsibilities you must make time for yourself, your mental clarity and physical well being.


• Equinimity (mental calmness, composure, evenness of temper) is  achieved by making self care a priority. Remember, you can't be there  for others until you are there for yourself first. This is a good place  to be selfish.


• Whatever you fight you ignite and whatever you  resist persists. Be gentle with yourself in meditation and take it one  focused moment at a time.


• Self Compassion is the most important  medicine in the world that's needed whether you're feeling fine or not.  In extending it to yourself regularly you're practicing "preventative  self care"


• Acceptance vs. judgement is key as you feel the range of emotions, thoughts and sensations while practicing meditation.


• Using a phrase like "May I be well", "It's Ok", "Feel better" etc.  periodically while breathing can help with inducing mindfulness,  compassion and acceptance. You can also make up any personal phrase that  works for you.


• Using imagery can also assist with this process.


• Thinking of others while extending compassion, well wishes and  intentions of positivity adds to your personal experience of  mindfulness, relaxation and happiness.


• Don't forget to thank yourself and extend a few moments of gratitude for taking the time to devote to your self care.



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Meditation Is Self Indulgent (10% Happier Self Care Journey) 1/9/20

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