6 meditation tips for men with busy lifestyles
Chances are you’ve heard about the benefits of meditation for men. But with work, family and everything in-between, you’re probably wondering how to find time to meditate during your busy day. Here are six easy meditation tips to help you add a moment of calm to your routine. And don’t worry. They won’t take up too much of your time.
Try meditation to start the day
Stressful day ahead? Before you get out of bed, take a moment to yourself and set some goals for the day ahead. Next, try 5-10 minutes of meditation to set the tone for the rest of your morning.
Don’t know how to meditate? No problem. Here’s our quick guide: first, find a quiet spot and sit comfortably. Now close your eyes and focus on your breath as you inhale and exhale. If your mind wanders, try to return your focus to your breath. After 5-10 minutes, open your eyes. Take a moment to notice how your mind and body feels. Now get on with the rest of your routine. Meditation for men really is that simple.
Take advantage of moments alone
Meditation for busy people can be tricky, but meditation in the shower is a good place to start. Lather up with our Awaken Turmeric + Ginger Root Face + Body Wash to refresh and awaken your skin. Close your eyes and take three deep breaths to enjoy that invigorating turmeric and ginger root scent. You’ll feel refreshed and energized, whatever your day looks like.
Don’t let your commute derail your day
Busy trains, crowded platforms and unexpected delays. We’ve all been there. Instead of letting your commute affect your day (and mood), transform it into an opportunity to de-stress. Popular commuter meditation tips include listening to a calming playlist or writing down your thoughts. You’ll be surprised how much good it can do for body and mind (especially before work).
Skip one of your afternoon coffee breaks
Try swapping your third coffee of the day for an energizing green tea. Now take it to your favorite quiet spot at work to enjoy it. If you still need to de-stress when you’re in the office, here are some great meditation tips. Try breathing exercises at your desk, stretching or going for a walk on your lunch break. Remember: it can take time to find what works for you, and that’s ok.
Exercise in the afternoon or evening to relieve stress
Exercise is a great way to de-stress on your lunch break or after hours, but don’t forget to refresh after your workout. To create a moment of calm after a tough gym session, try showering with our Men+Care Inner Peace Holy Basil + Hemp Seed Oil Face + Body Wash. This invigorating body wash uses our unique fragrance technology to refresh your senses, so you’re ready for the rest of your day.
Discover the benefits of meditating before sleep
Do you ever lie in bed wondering what is meditation good for? Well, meditation and sleep go hand-in-hand. Research found that meditation can boost sleep quality by 20%.* Still not convinced? The same study also uncovered that meditation can help reduce stress by 28%. So, take 10 minutes at the end of your day to meditate before bed and collect your thoughts.
Still struggling to unwind before your head hits the pillow? Shower in the evening with our Men+Care Wind Down Ashwagandha + White Lavender Face + Body Wash. The scent of this calming body wash will help de-stress your senses before bedtime, so you’re ready to get some shuteye.
*Harvard Business Review (www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/benefits-of-meditation).