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Effects after 5 days without meditation

Effects after 5 days without meditation

This morning, I got annoyed quickly…so quickly that it got worse and I was annoyed to be annoyed. Infernal circle!

Photo by  FuYong Hua  on  Unsplash

Photo by FuYong Hua on Unsplash

Did you already have this feeling?

I hate this feeling and I thought about the reason of this sensation. I realized quickly that I did not meditate during the last 5 days….

Usually, I meditate every day, it’s a routine that I have at home. But this week, due to the Christmas period, I was spending the last few days at my parents' place. And for some reason, I did not integrate my morning routine in the day. It was not because I did not have time, it was not because I was lazy, it was just not part of my routine in a different environment.

At home, it’s like a ritual as I do it as soon as I’m awake. I have my cushion of meditation, my place where to meditate, it’s my little cocoon.

But here, I did not implement any place, which is now that I think about it, a mistake…

After only 5 days without meditation:

  • I feel annoyed quicker than usual;

  • I feel disconnected from my breath;

  • I feel less patient than usual;

  • I feel more disconnected from the present moment;

  • I feel some signs of anxiety in my body;

  • I feel disconnected from my body.

Luckily, I still practiced Mindfulness in general with some daily activity, but this is a live example that reminds me that meditation and mindfulness are now part of my life, of my healthy life.

I just need it in my daily routine..

It’s not a tool that we learn in the books, it’s a tool that we implement in our life. And this is part of my life now.

So tonight, I have a date with the floor and my body scan meditation and I’m looking forward to it !!

Illustration from Aurelie Salmon - french freelance Illustrator based in Amsterdam (I love her illustrations, have a look to her instragram!)

Instragram: @aurel_salmon_lahad

If I had my life to live over again...

If I had my life to live over again...

Too bad you missed a mindful breakfast !

Too bad you missed a mindful breakfast !