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5 Minute Meditation For Better Focus After Lunch

The post-lunch slump can ruin your whole afternoon. Use this 5 minute meditation for better focus, straight after lunch. To avoid that murky zone that one enters when you are unable to concentrate.

Instead you end up whiling away the hours, checking your phone, browsing your inbox and surfing the web.
As the minutes tick by slowly, you get that increasingly anxious feeling that you should be doing something. But you can’t concentrate.

This 5 minute meditation for better focus might be helpful in the afternoon, rather than spending the time window-shopping online or finding just one more fascinating news update (oh, so tempting!).

 

Meditation For Better Focus Step-By-Step

 

Perfect for slipping in a revitalising meditation practice straight after lunch, to get you in the right mood for the rest of the day.

 

1. Before you start, decide which position you want to be in.

Close your eyes, inhale long and deep. Focus your attention on your breath as it flows down deep into your body. Don’t let your mind switch to any other thoughts. Concentrate on following your breath as you inhale through your nose and out through your mouth.

 

2. As you continue to inhale, let each part of your body relax as your breath passes through each part of your body.

Starting with your neck, then shoulders, elbows, hands, fingertips, down through your back and on through the rest of your body, all the way to the tips of your toes.

 

3. Stay still, in that relaxed position, as you focus on the journey of each inhale and exhale.

To hold the position, remind yourself that you are only going to stay in this position for a few minutes. Don’t allow your mind to wander away from your breathing. Ignore the desire to move. Rather than thinking about whether you are comfortable, keep your mind fixed on your breathing.

 

4. With each inhale, repeat a positive affirmation to rejuvenate your mind, for the rest of the day.

For example, breathe in confidence or breathing in, I am free or breathing in, I am powerful.

 

5. Follow the positive energy as it moves through your body, slowly enveloping you in a positive, warm feeling.

Filling you with warm positive energy, all the way from your throat down to your fingertips and you’re tips of your toes.

 

6. With each long exhale, breathe out a negative feeling from deep down inside.

For example breathe out doubt or breathe out fear or breathing out, I clear my mind. Feel your body lighten, as you breathe away the negative feelings. Return to your breathing, still feeling the warm, positive energy filling your body. Focus on each breath and how relaxed your body feels.

 

7. When you are ready, prepare to finish the meditation.

Wiggle your fingers. Wiggle your toes. Stretch your arms up slowly. Still breathing deeply. Stretch your arms out to the side and down. Repeat. Open your eyes.

With your mind rejuvenated, thoughts re-focused, and body relaxed, you are ready to take on the world (well, for the afternoon, at least). You can do this meditation for better focus anytime you feel a bit spaced-out or stressed.

 

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SparkYourBloom Today And Everyday!

A vibrant lifestyle writer from London, Charlotte has been passionate about wellbeing and positivity for over twenty years. Beginning with a life-changing summer when she read the autobiographies of Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou at the age of thirteen, Charlotte’s desire to live ‘on purpose’ was set. Over the years, her journey has taken her through the books, blogs and videos of all the best, as well as many wonderful sessions of yoga, pilates and meditation. Charlotte is a busy freelancing mum, with a long career in education, training and writing.

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