Hello my sweet sweet friends. How are all of you this week? I love asking that question because I really want to know how all of you are doing this week. My week so far has been pretty busy with working nights…(I’m basically a certified nursing assistant, but I work in a house with 4-5 clients)…so I’m pretty busy especially since I’m a mom and a wife and we have a dog. I love my job, I love my clients, but because I do all of this, there are days were I just need to center my mind.
If you read or follow my blog, you know that I have a few posts about meditation, but there are some people who don’t like the whole meditation process…you know, sitting still and being quiet for like 5-10 minutes or longer if you prefer. So I have come up with 5 alternatives that I like to do instead of the meditation process. If you are interested in finding out what they are, then continue reading.
1. Lighting a candle or a fire and just watch the flames.
Ok I have no idea why this is so soothing but it really is. Have you ever just sat and watched a flame? It makes the vibe in the room so cool. Another example is camp fires. Ok so how many of you love camp fires or bonfires? ME!!!! I love it mostly because they are warm, but also because of the noise of the fire crackling and watching the flame…ok I’m weird but I don’t care, it’s so soothing and awesome. Let me know if any of you like bonfires as much as I do.
2. Spending time with your pets.
Pets love to spend time with their owners or families and what better day to spend an hour or even less than to play with your pet(s) and show them some love.
3. Have flowers(fake or real) or pick flowers.
I have flowers all over my apartment. Mine are fake because real flowers die too fast for me and I love to keep my flowers for different seasons and holidays. I’ve been really into white lately, so I made these flower arrangements and put them all over my apartment. They make me happy and when I see them, my mind just goes to peace. So if you love flowers, and meditation is not your think, go pick some up and put them around your place to boost your mood and to bring your mind to peace.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned this on my blog before, but I love reading. The book in the picture is one that I’m currently reading along with just a regular book. This book is called Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley. It’s a good book so far. Not sure if I have done a review yet on it, if I have I will link it below, if not, let me know in the comments if any of you would love to hear the review on it and I will do it. Anyway, reading is a great alternative to meditation because you can get into a new world and just take your mind somewhere else.
5. Have a great breakfast.
This is one that I love. If you don’t like to meditate, but you need to just get your mood to a calmer place, start your day off with a good breakfast. Get up an hour or two earlier and make that breakfast that will make you feel great. Even if your day doesn’t go great, atleast you know you had a great breakfast.
So those are my 5 alternatives to meditation. If you want to see more of my thoughts on meditation, put meditation in the search bar and it will bring up all my posts on it.
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Question of the week:
In the comments below, share if you have any alternatives to mediation. For those who don’t like the stereotypical type of meditation, what do you do to quiet the mind? 🙂