Thursday, January 05, 2006
Me time 101
My playmates and I are fresh from a fieldtrip yesterday. One I desperately needed after the stress of my Christmas festivities. Where might you ask did we go? To visit one of our very own Mavens (Thanks LJ!). But the better question to ask is what did we do?
We meditated. Now I realize not everyone might believe in the powers and benefits of meditation, but let me tell you I do! If for nothing more than stress relief and relaxation. There are many reasons to meditate - If you're interested in learning more I'll let you visit your local liabrary or bookstore as there are plenty of people more qualified to discuss that subject than I am.
So why might you ask am I bringing this topic up on the blog if I'm not going to get technical? To remind everyone to take time for themselves! It's something we tend to forget when our lives get hectic, we're trying to cram too much into our days, and we have more obligations than energy to fill them. Simply taking 5 or 10 minutes to concentrate on relaxation, to focus your mind and body, to rejuvenate your spirit will go a long way in providing you what you need to fulfill those obligations.
As a writer, it can help focus your mind, increase your concentration, and free your creative processes - at least that's what I've found meditation does for me. I came home from our session feeling more relaxed than I have in weeks and ready to begin work again. I picked up my current WIP - a book I haven't touched for weeks.
To me, the benefits of meditation are well worth the small amount of time it takes. If you haven't tried it you should.
But even if you find meditation isn't for you, do take time from your busy schedule to relax and de-stress. Your muse, your body and probably your family will thank you for it!