1. View It As A Useful Tool
The history of meditation is incredibly rich and interesting. The fact of the matter is that it can be incredibly useful and has the potential to completely change your life. Or rather how you perceive it. With a calmer mind and soul, you might start noticing the world around you is changing along with your internal one. Being aware, mindful, focused, stable, and calm are all positive things and meditation can be such an amazing coping mechanism and a tool that can help you achieve this state of mind.
2. Keep It Simple
A sweet and short meditation can be enough, especially if you’re a novice and only starting your journey. Below is a simple 5-step meditation.
Step 1. Find a calm spot, somewhere where you can be alone for a few minutes.
Step 2. Sit or lay down.
Step 3. Close your eyes and observe the natural flow of your breath.
Step 4. As you observe your breath, allow any thoughts, emotions, or sensations to freely appear as you keep your focus on your breath. Don’t try to fight them or “think about nothing”, just notice its presence and then return right back to your breath.
Step 5. Repeat for as long as you like and then slowly return back from the meditative state.
Voila! It can be as simple as that.
3. Take It Easy
There is no need to rush into it. It can be tempting to over-analyze meditation and dissect what it is, what it means, and so on. If you are a beginner I suggest you start slowly. Don’t pay too much attention to all the mysticism surrounding meditation. It doesn’t have to be religious. It doesn’t have to take hours upon hours. It doesn’t have to be tedious. Meditation can be whatever you make it. I suggest you choose a short guided meditation and simply try it out. I am absolutely positive that there is a suitable meditation style for every single person.
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4. Make It A Part Of Your Skincare Routine
I think this is one of the most useful and practical tips I could give you. Instead of doing your skincare in front of the mirror and analyzing every pore, wrinkle, and blemish, I encourage you to try doing it while you meditate. Take that precious time and allow your skin to fully relax and absorb all the nourishing ingredients. As you meditate and gently massage your skin, the daily stress will slowly dissipate and you will feel grateful for your skin, body, and mind.
Not only will you release stress, you will also begin to appreciate your skin more and more. Touch is such an underrated sense. Touch your skin, pay attention to any sensations that arise, and simply allow it to be. Your skin and mind are two peas in a pod. They are so closely connected that your skin can reflect the state of your mind.
5. Use Our Respekt Beauty Meditation App
Our app is a great tool for beginners, especially those that are “skincare addicts”.
There is a plethora of different meditations you can choose from. Combine your meditation and your skincare and nourish both at the same time.