Meditation has been proven to be a highly effective way to manage your stress and help you learn the mindfulness that can help you navigate life with a better awareness of your own emotional responses to all kinds of stimuli. However, creating the right environment and mood for a meditative session is important. Here are a few tips you should consider in doing just that.
Set some time aside
What’s most important is that, even if you’re a little tense or distracted initially, you give yourself the time to get through a whole session of meditation. Make it a part of your new daily routine. If you’re taking fifteen minutes, make sure that you can commit all fifteen towards meditation. That way, even if you start off feeling a little antsy, you give yourself the time and distance to get over those feelings or start exploring them in a mindful manner.
Get rid of the distractions
It is best that you don’t have anyone coming into your space or making noise that can pull you out of your meditation when you’re in the thick of it. Of course, we can request that those we live with are respectful of our needs and ask them to stay out of the room, but if you’re finding that noise somehow still finds its way into your meditative space, then a white noise machine might be what you need to block it out.
Take the time to de-stress in advance
You shouldn’t try to rush into a session of meditation immediately if you’re feeling a little tensed or stressed. Instead, take the time to get yourself back down to an even keel as best as possible. This might mean visiting the CBD shop for a little help in relaxing. Or you can do a quick exercise and have a shower before you sit down. Either way, if you’re overly stressed or anxious, it can take a little longer to get into the groove.
Breathe in the air
People have been using scents to create a relaxing meditative environment for about as long as meditation has been practiced. From burning incense to using scented candles to reed diffusers. The method doesn’t matter as much as finding a scent you can easily associate with relaxation and meditation. Aromatherapy for meditation can involve using scents best known to help you ease into relaxation, such as lavender.
Use natural light where possible
The brightness of the space can influence how easily you can get into your meditative state. It’s best to use natural light as much as possible. Otherwise, try to aim for gentle and moderate meditation lighting. Too much light can penetrate the eyes when they’re shut, making it hard to focus.
Finding the right environment and getting in the right headspace is key for successful meditation. If you find your surroundings are a little too hectic for that, then it may even be worth looking outside the home for safe spaces that you can get your zen on.