Shhhh… It’s a secret!
Meditation can sometimes seem like a bit of a closed book.
Lots of the advice you read online will say things like ‘Everyone is different’ and ‘Find your own path’. Luckily for you, there are actually a few things everybody can do, right now, to improve their meditation to music.
These simple things are the secret to improving your meditation to music:
Make it quick:
Some meditation resources and books will have you believe that you need to meditate for hours on end to get any benefit. In fact, a truly focused meditation session lasting only, 10 or 15 minutes, can have as much power as hours of unfocused meditating. Find out what works for you.
Actionable advice: Practice meditation for a short time each day/week.
Hit the repeat button:
Some meditation tracks are longer than others, the best tracks will almost seamlessly loop if you put them on repeat. Don’t worry about finding a soundtrack long enough for your entire session, find a track you like and feel comfortable with and put it on repeat.
Repeating a meditation track prevents the risk of the change in music distracting you and keeps you more focused, for longer. The familiarity of a track you know will also help you settle into your meditation faster.
Actionable advice: Make use of the repeat button on Spotify, Your CD player or computer!
Don’t stress if you have a bad session:
It happens to all of us. You are focused, calm and getting into the right frame of mind to meditate and BAM, something distracts you and breaks your meditation. Don’t stress about it, move on with your day and come back tomorrow or later. If you are worried about not being able to focus, you will find it hard to clear your mind and get into your meditation so try again later!
Actionable advice: Don’t put pressure on yourself, not all of your meditation sessions will go to plan!
Enjoy your meditation!