How to Meditate in Under 5 Minutes in 5 Steps (it can be done!)

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Does the very thought of having to meditate make you go all squirrelly? Do you silently freak out and wish to hell you didn’t have to sit in “peace” and, God forbid, “relax”? How many excuses do you come up with to NOT have to meditate? Do you know how to meditate? Maybe you don’t like to do it because you don’t think you know how to.

I used to be like that. Me? Meditate? Not a chance. I don’t have time for that. It takes waaaaaaaay too long and, besides, who has time to sit for 30 minutes and do nothing but breathe? Do nothing?? Just breathe?? Good grief. Nope. Not this girl. I’m too busy. I’ll listen to the Spa channel instead. Ya, that should work.

But wait, I didn’t even really know how to meditate.

Um. What? The Spa Channel, Iva, seriously?

Uh uh.That ain’t gonna work. It sounds nice and soothing and it’s all Zen like stuff but it does nothing to relax me. I mean, when I’m writing, it’s great, right? It’s soft and not very distracting so I happen to love it for that. But to think I can use this medium instead of actually meditating, not so.

2 yrs ago I didn’t know how to meditate

And then I met this lovely girl. She is an Intuitive Healer, amongst other super cool things, and she discussed meditation with me and I expressed my thoughts on it. Her first reaction? She laughed at me. Then came the “Iva Iva Iva, listen to me….” Oh dear, I was in for it.

Andrea took the time to show me how to meditate in mini sessions. Mini? I can Zen out in under 5 minutes?? Yesss!! I’m all over that. It was easy and, yes, it actually is possible to peace out in 3 minutes. I’ve taken what she showed me two years ago and have perfected it to a way that works great for me. Allow me to share. But first….

We live in a pretty fast paced, crazy and stressful world. Go go go, faster, hurry, come on move already, get outta my way, omg as if my boss just did that……….Yup. it gets pretty frantic at times. So who has time to Zen out? We ALL do with this super duper easy technique. Check it out.

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5 super easy ways to meditate

These 5 simple ways will show you how to meditate fast and effectively.

Step 1.

Go find a quiet place and that may very well be the basement storage room, the attic, or even the bathroom. I don’t care where it is but find one and don’t tell me you don’t have one. Go sit in your car, in the garage or parking lot if you have to. Behind your house, your apartment building, the laundry room or even the shed. Oh, the possibilities are endless.

Step 2.

No distractions, no cell phone, no iPod, iPad or iCantdothis. Nothing, nudda, zip. Just you and the quiet. This one was super hard for me.

Step 3.

Sit down (or if you can’t that’s OK too, just stand or lean against a wall) and close your eyes. Now take a big deep breath in. Make this one big!! Blow it out hard. Do two more breaths like that. Big breath in, and I mean BIG, big breath out.

Step 4.

Now for the next 2-3 minutes, breathe in and out gently, but this time, when you breathe in, imagine a soft pink light, like pixie fairy dust kinda light, being sprinkled into your mind, heart and soul. When you breathe out, imagine your stress at the moment as a dark grey cloud and blow that cloud away.

Step 5.

Feel and think peace and love. Say to yourself “I love me, I’m ok, this is done”. Repeat it a few times if you have to and then carry on with your day.

Breathe in soft pink light, blow out dark grey cloud. Mmmmm, buh bye dark grey cloud. As you continue to blow out for the next few minutes, imagine that dark grey cloud getting lighter and lighter each time until it is no longer grey.

Boom. There ya have it. See how easy that was?  Now you know how to meditate! Next time you’re at work and someone really peeves you off, before you verbally attack them, go lock yourself in the bathroom and do this mini meditation. You will come out of there a new person and you can carry on your day in a Zen like state.

You can switch up the method to suit your taste. Maybe you don’t like pink or pixie fairy dust (who doesn’t??). When I breathe in, I imagine God blowing that soft dust on me but you can imagine any other spiritual figure or maybe even a cute little fairy bug.

Please try this and let me know how it works for you.

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“Does Sally have wine in the bathroom? She’s always in there and then comes out smiling! Wtf?”

Peace and Love!

Iva ♥

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I’ve tripped and skipped through life looking for my purpose, my passion, what’s going to rock my world and make me happy. What a journey it has been. My careers have been exciting, and boring, but they were exactly what they were supposed to be to get me to where I am today. From Waitressing/Bartending to Loans and Mortgage Officer (yup, boring) to Income Tax Corrector (again, boring), Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer to Hairstylist, Correctional Worker to Feng Shui Practitioner. Colourful and completely fulfilling. The end result? A passionate writer and blogger that has a huge treasure chest full of really cool stuff to write about!

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  • I love this. There are ALWAYS 2-3 minutes. Even if it has to be combined with a bathroom break. Thanks for this. Oh and who doesn’t love pink fairy dust???

  • Haha right???? Thanx for your comment Bridgetannie. And yes, 2 minutes is easy to find to go hide somewhere and zen out!!

  • You’re right, Iva. It’s not as imtimidating or mysterious as people make it out to be. Very simple and straightforward. Don’t stress about doing it “right.” It’s basically just allowing yourself to be. The more you do it, the more natural it feels. And to really reap the benefits, be consistent. Every day. It’ll be the most well spent few minutes of your day. Well….that and your live videos! ?

    • Awe cute!! I used to have such a hard time with this but now, I go sit or stand outside on the balcony here and take in the trees and mountains and get my mini med in. It’s wonderful <3

      Iva xox

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