We live in a fast and busy world. We do not have time to sit down and eat breakfast most of the days. We make do with coffees and cookies or bagels for breakfast on a regular basis. When a group of researchers asked a study-group of office goers why they were always in a rush during the morning, the answer surprised them. Most people are always in a hurry because they wake up late. They try to make up by skipping meals and rushing through the day.
The problem is not a niche of a few corporate employees. When they investigated this matter further, they found that most people found it difficult to fall asleep at night. It resulted in late mornings and an unpleasant regular hustle.
Meditation can help you find balance in life. Even 5 minutes of meditation in the morning, trying to focus on everything positive in your life can help you feel in control of your life. We know how difficult it can be to find a couple of minutes each morning, but once you start your day by meditating to some soothing music and incense sticks, it can make much difference in your life.
The idea is quite simple – you win the morning to win the day. You win the day to win your life. When your body is not ready to wake up in the mornings, it can be hard to wake your mind up for your job. The key is to start with your mind. Once you wake your brain up, it will automatically kick start your day. There is a scientific logic behind this. Meditation in the morning will help change your brainwave function. You will feel your brain wake your body up.
Try this for a couple of days
Be conscious of waking up: once you are awake, just open your eyes and focus on your breathing. Feel the rise and fall of your chest. Feel in tune with your body and surroundings. Do this for about 5 minutes before you leave the bed.
Rise: gently roll over to your left and rise slowly. Do not jump up. Feel each transition in your muscles and your joints.
Pay attention to your needs: in the morning our brains control our body. Your body will tell you what you need to do – go to the bathroom, brush your teeth and wash your face.
Light movements: lie down straight on a yoga mat next to your bed. Bring your right knee to your chest while inhaling slowly. Grab your knee with your hands and hold it for 8-10 counts. Do the same with your left knee. Repeat this for about five times.
Focusing on your breath in the morning, meditating for 5 minutes and engaging in light movements helps to warm your body up for the day. It works better than caffeine, and it also helps to regulate your circadian rhythm. Waking up fresh and energetic in the morning always enables you to fall asleep much quicker at night.