Many consider Meditation to be a skill and technique that can help one achieve mindfulness, clarity, peace, stability, and vision for what is yet to come. People look to incorporate meditation into their daily routines to feel better, train their mind to be stronger, or help them live out their best life possible.
Restlessness, anxiety, and overthinking can be a big contributor to insomnia. They may come on for various reasons and can mean different things to many people.
Meditation can be an easy, cost effective, and non medicinal option to help you think, feel, and sleep better. So, whether you prefer guided meditation, yoga, or a quiet meditative breathing/thought session – there are many options to incorporate routine to help you get a good night sleep.
Today we will dive into different meditation practices, that you can incorporate today!
1. 10 min Guided meditation for Anxiety and Fear
Anxiety and fear can be debilitating and can get in the way of finding stillness and peace during the night.
When negative thoughts creep into our heads, it can bring tension into our bodies, muscles, and minds. If you find yourself repeating negative thoughts, worries of the world, going over tomorrows meetings and budgets, or your kids crazy schedule…. It can trap you into a viscous circle that can torment you all night.
Sometimes all it take is 10 minutes to focus on the breath, focus on the good things in your life, and cast all the worries away. This guided meditation can be helpful to play right before you close your eyes. So turn off the lights, press play, and let your mind go to a good place.
Let the mind drift away with Classical Music
A University of Toronto study discovered that listening to classical music at bedtime can make people fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Platforms like Youtube, Apple Music, and Spotify can help you listen to amazing, calming classical music on demand.
Be intentional about your alone time by setting your timer for your meditative session. It can be as little as 2-3 minutes or as long as you need to wind down from the day. Don’t let TV, work, chores, or phone notifications get you distracted.
Find your playlist, turn down the lights, and drift away.
Retrain your Thoughts, Master your Mind
There are many empowering meditation manuals that you can find online. Podcasts, work books, and audio books can make it easy to find enriching meditation content for helping train our thoughts.
The more time and effort we put into training our mind, the stronger it will become.
Detach from Overthinking
If you are a worrier or a chronic over-thinker, you may experience higher stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. This guided meditation will help you focus on the good, and release the bad. Trying to tackle the issue right before bed can only make problems worse.
Write down your thoughts that can wait till the morning.
Give yourself the time and meditation that fits your style, and helps you accomplish wherever it is that is standing in the way of you getting to bed. Being relaxed, happy, and peaceful before bed is one of the best pleasures that we can give ourselves. Invest time into your meditation and you will see the benefits!