Read any blog or article on wellness these days and there will surely be a reference or recommendation to meditate. It’s for good reason. There are plenty of proven benefits related to mental health and wellness — reduced stress and anxiety, better sleep, even altered grey matter and improved memory.
I’m not here to talk about the benefits of mediation though, or even to teach you how to meditate (though I’ve attempted that before).
I’m here because I have a confession: despite talking about the benefits and evening encouraging others to mediate, I have always struggled to maintain a practice myself. Sure, I’ve gone a few weeks here and there and always felt some benefit, but most days I just don’t take the initiative to give myself the time.
Maybe you’re like me: well-aware of the benefits of meditation, regularly exposed to positive remarks about its life-changing impacts, and yet unable to maintain a solid practice.
I’m not here to say that any of these suggestions can completely make up for the lack of meditating, but having some sort of meditative practice has definitely levelled up my own experience.
So, let’s get into a few suggestions for alternatives to meditation if you just can’t get into meditation yourself.