TAKE FIVE. ✋🏼 My mind has been exceptionally busy these days and very resistant to meditation.
I've been struggling to get through even 10 minutes in the mornings.
There are things at the root of that - worries, ideas, stress, where I'm at in my cycle and even just the shift in seasons - but while I address the underlying causes of my extra busy mind, I've created more ease for myself in my practice by approaching it a different way.
It makes it super approachable and easy to fit in and I think YOU could benefit from it, too!
I've set alarms on my phone to go off at 7am, 1pm and 7pm that say TAKE FIVE.
When they go off, I stop what I'm DOing, sit myself down and practice BEing for 5 minutes, watching my breath.
Here's a photo of where I practiced my last TAKE FIVE 10 mins ago. I was about to bake some banana bread when the alarm went off so I slowed down, parked myself on the floor of my kitchen and deepened my breath.
5 mins! Super small chunk of time. Short enough that my bouncing ping pong ball of a mind barely has time to resist. Long enough that I come away feeling more grounded and at ease.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND you try this out! Bite sized bits of presence make a big difference in how you feel. 🙏🏽