Meditation and Mindfulness are now part of my daily routine and my practice has a positive impact on my life, it keeps me grounded and connected. There are days when my sitting comes easily and others where it is a struggle and half an hour feels like an eternity.
What I advise all those new to meditation is to start small. Find 5 minutes a day to start with and build slowly. To help you with your practice there are a number of meditations for you to try for yourself and find what works for you.Have a go at the Smiling Meditation.
There are lots of Apps that you can get now on your devices to help you to develop a routine. I particularly like Insight Timer, there are thousands of different types of meditation to suit everyone. I also use Budhify and You Tube.
Mindfulness is meditation in action and you can practice this on a daily basis. Just become aware of when your mind is rushing off being active and just start to focus on the now. For example say you are driving in your car and you are thinking about work, stuff you need to do, just stop and bring yourself back to the car. Notice the smells in the car and how it feels to be sat there. What are the surroundings like? Are you driving in a city or through beautiful countryside.
Take some time this week to just sit and be and enjoy the time to yourself.
Love and Light