Meditation

New Thing #3:

4 AM MEDITATION

Yes, I really woke up at 4 AM today to meditate. 🧘🏻‍♀️
And believe me – I’m not a morning person. It’s the middle of the freaking night for me. 😱

Why meditating at 4 am?

But apparently, it’s easier to get into that meditative state when you’re a bit sleep & your brainwaves are not yet in beta.
You know, when it’s quiet and before you are drawn into all the everyday crap.
And bonus points: it sets you up for the rest of the day.

So Was It Worth It?

  • Okay, I admit – the 4 am alarm sound wasn’t that appealing as I imagined the night before. It’s not easy to wake up. I was cold, tired & wanted to go back to sleep. But once I overcame it, the experience was really cool. 😊
  • It really was easier to relax & get into the meditative state as my brain wasn’t that alert. The darkness & silence part of the early morning also seem to play a part.
  • I’m happy with the results. My mind really slowed down, but it was way more focused at the same time. Which was perfect. When I was starting I had this “hamster wheel” feeling in my head which was completely gone when I finished. But honestly, this is what I usually get out of my meditations without waking up in the middle of the night. 😕
  • Once the session was over, my entire body was relaxed, I felt calm yet uplifted, and this feeling continued hours after the experience. I would say it lasted longer than usual, but it could be the meditation I did rather than the specific timing. 🤷‍♀️
  • The cool part is that I finished the meditation and it was still pretty early, so I felt really good about making my morning count. I don’t know. There’s something powerful about accomplishing things in the morning. 💪 Also, I’m thrilled I was able to fit meditation into my schedule, which is not always easy.
  • But I bet you’re wondering whether I felt tired later during the day. I thought I would, but that wasn’t really the case. Maybe the relaxing part of the meditative state made up for the lack of sleep. I don’t know. But I was able to focus, and at the same time, I felt nicely relaxed throughout the day. Just like after going to a spa.

Overall, I really liked the experience. But probably that would not be necessarily something I would do if I hadn’t tried & enjoyed meditation before.

Having said that, I felt so good that intend to repeat this practice on a regular basis. Seriously, it’s that good.

So what do you think?
Do you meditate?
Are you going to try it?

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