Starting the Day with Meditation

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DAY 8-10 of Tea and Meditation:

Over the last few days I’ve been taking about five minutes in the morning for a little tea and meditation. I’ve found that by taking this time right away, before the day starts, I feel a bit more relaxed and focused.

This has been a huge plus, for my modus operandi has usually been to feel anxious and overwhelmed, especially when it is work related.

It’s been quite amazing to see first-hand how taking a few minutes in the morning, to just be in the moment, can have a positive impact on my emotional responses throughout the day.

Not, that I didn’t have my moments, where I reacted based on habit. I am sure those self-trained reactions will always be there. But, hopefully, in the not too distant future I’ll be able to override those semi-conscious responses with more deliberate actions. Actions, that come from a place of “alert peacefulness” rather than worry and fear.

I am very pleased with the results thus far. So, I guess I’ll keep going and see what happens next.

This is “a girl with tea” signing off once again.

Remember to live, laugh, love and drink plenty of tea.

Amy

Photo Credit: © Alex Bramwell – Fotolia.com

[box] Have you ever tried meditating in the morning? What was your experience? [/box]

Day 1: Exploring Alert Peacefulness One Day at a Time

Day 2: When Life Throws You a Curve Ball Make Tea

Day 3-7: Stay Aware of What You Are Doing Right

11 comments on “Starting the Day with Meditation

  1. Jeanine Byers Hoag September 17, 2010 4:42 PM

    Yay!! I’m so glad to hear that it’s going well for you. I, too, have been amazed at what can happen with just a few minutes of stillness while sipping tea.

    That is when the process starts for me and then, I follow it up with meditation after that. But sometimes, even if all I do is sip and reflect, stare a little at the trees, I find it soothing and calming.

    Jeanine

    • a girl with tea September 20, 2010 2:39 AM

      Thanks Jeanine! I find myself doing the same…sipping tea, reflecting and staring at the trees. There is something about watching nature that is incredibly grounding and peaceful.

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