We can ALL relate to the heavy feeling of stress after a long day at work or a long day after doing errands or dealing with appointments for your kids or yourself.
WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE!
Now, even if you love your job, the pressure of deadlines, tense social interactions, and meeting expectations can create stress. When you come home from work, you want to relax and de-stress, but it isn’t always easy to do.
Specially if you have a family to care for, kids or other responsibilities at home. You may have to cook dinner, clean up or wash dirty dishes, do some laundry etc.
But to survive the workday, you probably push aside the small tensions that build up throughout your day. It can be difficult to find the time to deal with problems that arise during the day. When you come home at night, though you may want to relax, your brain is still attempting to deal with all the stresses you pushed aside. This is where evening meditation can become inherently valuable.
For me, evening meditation is just as important as the morning meditation. Therefore, they both have a great benefit to your mental, physical, and inner health. Below I’ll provide some tips on your end of day meditation.
Now when my day has ended, I always thank God for making it back home safe to my family, as well as remind myself that the day is finally over, and I did the best I could today. Whatever happened in your day stays in the past. No need to re-think what you should’ve or could’ve done differently.
First thing first:
Taking some Time for Yourself
The one thing you should always remember is that you deserve some time for yourself. There is nothing wrong with taking 30 minutes out of your day to simply relax and decompress. Everyone needs time to recharge. If you find yourself feeling like you don’t have 30 minutes of free time, revisit your schedule. It is all about discipline and a routine.
Lets look at some steps to relaxation.
4 Steps to Relaxation:
Meditation isn’t some kind of myth or magic. It’s a practice that has been used for hundreds of years and has proven itself worthy of everyone’s attention. By implementing an evening meditation ritual, you will be bringing your mind and body into the perfect balance.
You’ll process all the things that stress you out, you’ll relax your tension, you’ll control your breathing, and you’ll see the world with a renewed perspective that will help you process new stressors quicker and easier. Here are 4 techniques to relaxation you can implement today.
Step 1. Finding Your Meditation Technique
There are many different approaches you can use for meditation, so do a little research and find the technique that works best for you. After finding a technique that you are comfortable with, go to the next step.
Some examples of the different types of meditations are: Mindfulness, Mantras, Yoga and evening meditations.
Step 2. Finding A Quiet Place
It’s hard enough controlling your thoughts while meditating, so you don’t want any other distractions. For this reason, you want to find a quiet place where nothing and nobody can disturb you.
Your concentration and focus must be disconnected from the outside world completely in order for a meditation session to work properly. If you can’t find an uninterrupted space at home, try sitting in your car or walking to a park.
This could be anywhere in your home that is most comfortable for you, you could do this outside in your backyard or at the park as I mentioned with some headphones. You could even do this while sitting in your bathtub, lights dimm with some candles on, that works as well.
Step 3. Making Your Evening Meditation Session Easy
Don’t be surprised if you find the initial attempts to meditate a little harder than you expected. There are several things you can use to aid in focusing your concentration, such as special music or even binaural beats. By adding headphones and the right music to the mix you will easily drown out external distractions.
I use my headphones most of the time I meditate, because it blocks out all and any distractions for me.
Step 4. Just Doing It
We all have a way of planning something, but never following through. Once you find a comfortable space, just start meditation.
DON’T MAKE IT HARDER THAN WHAT IS IS.
It is easy to get caught up in the details and trying to make everything perfect. If you find yourself making excuses like, “I need to buy candles and incense first” or “I need a meditation pillow, an empty room and total silence” then it’s probably time to just sit down and meditate!
Guided Evening Meditation Videos
1. Blissful Inner Peace
With a calming voice that aids with maintaining focus and music to get your brainwaves in sync with a relaxed mindset, this guided meditation session will help you find the peace that lives inside you.
2. Healing Space
For everyone who comes home with a lot of baggage from the outside world, use this guided meditation clip. This audio will quickly and effortlessly guide you down a path of spiritual healing, leaving you healthy and happy.
3. Deep Relaxation and Positive Thoughts
This guided meditation video is the perfect companion for getting rid of stress and anxiety while providing positive affirmations.
When you get home from work, all you want to do is spend quality time with your family or call your friends and unwind. You can’t do this if you are worried or stressed all the time. Make every minute you have special by simply investing your time in evening meditation.
I can affirm that if you are in need of a peaceful mind after a long day I recommend meditation. I can assure you that this has worked for me and can work for you as well. It took me some time to learn this but I’m thankful I found meditation to calm my inner self.
I do hope these tips and audios will be helpful and useful for you. Feel free to leave me a message on this blog.