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Relax using meditation
Common worries when starting meditation
- I don’t have the time.
You only need minutes to start with. Begin to make it part of your morning or bedtime routine.
- My mind wanders and I have a hard time focusing.
Your mind is meant to wander. Try to gently bring yourself back to the present moment. With practice you will get better.
- I’m bored. I feel restless.
You are used to being busy. It is hard to allow yourself to rest and just be present in this moment. Try to focus on your breathing.
- I keep falling asleep.
Your body is trying to rest. If this happens often, try to focus on the rise and fall of your chest as you breathe.
- I am not doing it right.
There is no one “right” way to meditate. Remind yourself that this takes practice.