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The Prompt: Calm

Calm, something I rarely feel if I’m honest. Most of the time I find myself lost in emotions; depression, anxiety, or, as is the case at the moment, a mix of everything.

However, this prompt comes at an interesting time for me because I have recently (very recently) started meditating. In an effort to reconnect with my spirituality, and myself, I am giving meditation another go. I’ve tried it before but just couldn’t quiet my mind, I couldn’t let the thoughts that came in go again, I struggled to sit for just a few minutes and be calm. But for several days now I have sat in my bedroom for 5 minutes just breathing. Focusing on my breath. And, until last night, I had managed those 5 minutes without the “is it time yet?” thought creeping in, and I think that last night it was just the constant yawning that was distracting me.

I have actually found myself quite enjoying those moments. Time to just be, to not think, to not process what’s going on, to just breathe and be at peace with myself, with the world.

I am really hoping that this is the start of a wonderful, spiritual journey where I find my soul awakens.

Have you tried meditation? What did you think of it?

mumturnedmom

8 comments

  1. Louise @ One Epic Holiday

    I’ve never used meditation myself hun… well, not really… I do when have lots of pain, just lay there and breathe through it, concentrating on slow deep breaths. But that’s been shown to help pain, and it’s what we tell our patients at work where I’m a nurse. “Breathe slow, and deep… that’s it… slow and deep”…

    Maybe I should give it a go more… just alone in my room, without things to distract me…

    Glad you’re finding it helpful so far. Onwards and upwards! Hope it continues to be something you can enjoy and get something from x

  2. Morgan Prince

    I haven’t tried meditation but when I took a yoga class last year I always enjoyed the end. We got to lay down and just be. It was very relaxing and I loved not thinking. Sometimes our own thoughts can drag us down. It’s great to let it all go, even if it’s just for five minutes.

    Good luck with it Olivia and I hope you find your Zen. xx

  3. Nicola Young

    I tried it when I was pregnant with my third child, but I couldn’t switch off. I remember lying on the floor making mental lists of all the things I needed to do. It was ridiculous really, as it shouldn’t be difficult to take five minutes out of your day to switch off your thoughts. Glad it’s helping you though.

  4. Mummy Tries

    This is great news Livi, I’m so pleased for you. I need to get back into yoga and meditation, used to love it so much #theprompt

  5. mummyshambles

    I’ve tried meditation off an on over the years but I could really do with giving it another go at this time..
    I’ll dust down my candles and New Age CD’s. 😉
    Hope it helps you. X

  6. Lisa from Lisa's Life

    Good luck with this journey. My noisy brain finds it hard to switch off but I must try harder! 🙂 x

  7. Sophie Lovett

    I struggle with anxiety too – in fact my post for #theprompt this week is about exactly that! I have often thought I should look into meditation/mindfulness but never seem to find the time… From the sound of this post it might be worth it though! I hope it goes well for you x

  8. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    I have never managed to meditate, I just cannot switch my brain off, but I have recently had some success with focussing on my breathing to help me fall asleep and I guess that is similar in some ways. Perhaps I need to try again. I could do with a bit more calm in my life! I hope this continues to work for you, I’ve always imagined that meditation must be a wonderful thing to be able to do x Thank you so much for sharing with #ThePrompt x

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