Yesterday and this morning I had terrible experiences. I have secundary progressive MS and because of this I cannot concentrate very well anymore. Especially not on more than one thing at a time. I have three children, up growing. They have lots of fun together. And that’s my problem.
How to talk to one when the others do other things / make noise?
So, this is a good practice of mindfulness. I decided to do short breath meditation to cope what’s happening to me. And I decided to leave, for example, the television off when I am doing other things. E.g. having a friend for a visit. Happy enough we haver more t.v.’s. So the children can move.
Does it help you to know how a short breath meditation works?
It’s to be used everywhere, all the time because ‘ wherever you go, your breath goes too.’ (Jon Kabat-Zinn). You can use it to cope with stress. You can also use it to pause: ‘ Where am I, what am I doing?’
- Sit still and close your eyes or gaze at one place
- Bring your attention to the moment: what am I doing? What am I thinking?
- Bring your attention to your breath. Where do I feel it? What does my acting and thinking with the breathe in my body?
- Give attention to the moment now. Feel your breathe again, here and now.
- Go on with your life. Give attention to how you feel now.
This short meditation (it can take 3 minutes or less) helps me to be back again. It helps me to concentrate on one thing at a time, here and now.