It’s a new year and could also be the time for a New You. If you want that to include trying meditation than you should do it right.
Anxiety and stress affect us all and everyone is searching for a way to de-stress and calm their minds. Adding meditation to your daily habits can be a great solution. But there is more to sitting in a quiet room and breathing to get the benefits of meditation. There is a skill to successfully meditate but it takes practice. You won’t master it in one day but with a regular routine, you will be able to get better and better and see the benefits of a calm mind.
In the beginning, you will be distracted through your meditation practice with not a lot of awareness, but with the time you will be more aware and less distracted.
One of the main problems with meditating is judging oneself when you get distracted, which in turn creates more thinking. Take away the judgment and focus on seeing your thoughts and then letting it go and go back to your meditation.
You will never be able to get rid of your thoughts altogether and this isn’t what meditation is all about. You want thoughts to come and go and when they do come to accept them.