Are You Pressed For Time, No Time to Exercise, Let Alone Meditate?
Most people don’t take the time to meditate, and most people don’t take the time to exercise. Here is a way to do both of the things you don’t have time for at once.
This is my version of a “walking meditation,” hopefully the idea is intriguing enough for you that you will make time for it.
While you are outdoors on a walk, select one of your sense organs, like hearing. Then determine a marker up ahead such as a building, rock, tree, or a timeframe (like 3 minutes). Then for that allotment, focus in on the sounds you hear, really hone in on it allowing the other senses to fade into the background. If you find your mind wandering (at it will), just go back to the sounds. I wonder what you will hear out there? Next move to another of your sense organs: vision, smell, feelings (physical or emotional) like the clothes you are wearing or the feeling of your feet on the earth or the emotional state of your mind/heart.
There are multiple benefits, your cardio and circulatory systems are getting a work out, you are burning calories and you are practicing mindfulness which creates appreciation and calmness.
Tip #11 Engage your senses to make walking more meaningful and habit forming.
EXERCISE AND MEDITATE AT THE SAME TIME, SAVES TIME.
Dallas Hypnotist Valerie Grimes provides a fun and easy approach to creating new healthy habits for losing weight, sleeping better, dealing with stress and getting more exercise. This is tip 11 of 52 weekly tips she created to assist you in Turning Over A New Leaf.