Hi Friends. This meditation has been on my mind for about a month now. Sleep is so incredibly important to all aspects of our health and I know when I don’t sleep well, I am not a nice human being. I’m one of those people who needs at least 8 hours of sleep per night to be kind and functional, and some days I need 9.
I’ve had a theory for awhile now that introverts need more sleep/rest than extroverts. So I’d love to know, are you an introvert and feel that you need more sleep than your extrovert friends and family? Drop a comment below!
This meditation is about 10 minutes long. In it I guide you through a gentle noticing of the physical body and the breath.
I do this breath observation any time I’m woken up in the middle of the night (5 year old…) or if I have trouble drifting off at bedtime. Admittedly, I usually fall asleep very quickly. However, if I’m woken in the middle of the night that is sometimes when I struggle a bit. My issue is that I’m so relaxed from sleep that my creative mind kicks in and starts throwing out ideas for blog posts, or right now, my newest journal course. Does that happen to you? Sometimes I honor my creative muse and roll over to write down my ideas, sometimes I’m so desperate to get back to sleep I have to let them go. If I’m lucky I’ll remember them the next day. Otherwise I’ll have that feeling of a dream just having slipped through my fingers upon waking.
No matter when it is that you are trying to get to sleep, observing the breath is a great way to bring your mind back to the body. I hope you find this meditation helpful. If you do, please share on your favorite social media platform so others can get their much deserved rest too!
That’s all I have for you today. May you be blessed ♥
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