Too Busy To Meditate? Try 2 Minute Meditations For Busy People

Too Busy To Meditate? Try 2 Minute Meditations For Busy People

karen salmansohn 2 minute meditations for busy people
Too busy to meditate? Then you should definitely find time for meditation!

Here’s a 2 minute meditation – scientifically reported to help you to feel more relaxed and focused.

[Pssst…I’m sneaking you this 2 minute Meditation from inside my book Instant Calm!]

I love meditation.

It helps me to…

If you’ve been following my work, then you know I joyously studied to be a meditation (and yoga) teacher at Ishta Yoga.

Although I’ve always loved meditation, there were times I let my meditation pillow collect dust in the closet (aka: after my son was born).

I didn’t think I had time to meditate.

The ironic truth: The more you think you don’t have time for meditation, the more you need to take time to meditate.

In many ways, meditation doesn’t take time.

It gives time.

Meditation can serve as a terrific time management tool!

Too Busy To Meditate? Try 2 Minute Chocolate Meditations -Science-based

It helps you to think at your clearest, so you do work at a faster and more productive level.

Plus when your mind is clear, you don’t make as many sloppy mistakes, so you don’t have to take time to re-do what you messed up.

Here’s a funny story from one of my favorite books – Steve Covey’s book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” – which explains why meditation is such a terrific time management tool.

“Seeing the saw”

There was this guy (GUY#1) who was sawing down a tree with a very long, dull saw.

Because his saw had a dull blade – it was taking him a very long, dull time to do his sawing work.

His friend (GUY#2) tried to get him to stop sawing – so he could sharpen his saw.

GUY#2 explained, “If you sharpen your saw, you’ll get done sooner!”

GUY#1 declined saying, “I can’t take the time to sharpen the saw. I’m too busy sawing the tree.”

Unfortunately, GUY#1 did not see what GUY#2 saw.

When you slow down to sharpen your saw, you save time –  by improving how quickly and effectively you “saw” away at anything you might need to do!

Well, meditation is like sharpening that saw! 

It sharpens your thinking!

Meditation helps you to…

  • Sharpen up your mental, emotional and spiritual saws.
  • Slow down and remember to live true to your core values.
  • Better see how to turn your “to do list” into a “to do what matters most” list
  • Keep your energy strong, your mind clear, and your soul in the driver’s seat.

So….how do you find time to meditate?

I personally love to do various 2-minute sensory meditations – where are based on using your 5 senses as grounding tools.

How Sensory Meditations Work:

  • You focus your attention in a “one-pointed way” on one of your 5 senses (sight, smell, taste, touch, sound).
  • Every time your busy chattering mind starts to gab its negativity, you redirect your attention back to this one-pointed sensory focus.

Example: Sensory Chocolate Meditation

chocolate meditation
I love doing 2 minute sensory meditations so much, that I even wrote a book called Instant Calm – sharing all my favorite sensory meditations.

Here’s A Sensory Taste Meditation from Instant Calm all about chocolate.

Lucky you! I’m assigning you eating Dark Chocolate – not only because it’s such a huge attention-hogging Taste Sensation.

Dark Chocolate has been researched to reduce stress levels in the brain – and help you to feel more relaxed and focused.

Yep, dark chocolate helps boost…

  • serotonin
  • endorphin
  • dopamine

All of these are great hormones for the lowering stress levels and improving feelings of calm.

Don’t like chocolate?

You can substitute in a spoonful of honey!

How to do this Sensory Taste Meditation…

  1. Take a nice one inch chunk of dark chocolate.
  2. Allow it to melt in your mouth ….slowwwwlllly.
  3. Resist chewing – and really savor the flavor.
  4. Stop thinking about all the things wrong in your life – and remain focused only on all the things right about chocolate!
  5. For 2 minutes straight – simply focus on the flavor in your mouth in a “one-pointed meditation concentration.”
  6. Every time your mind wanders to a stray thought, bring your mind back to the taste sensation party going on in your mouth.

Important Reminder

Doing a Chocolate Sensory Meditation is all about savoring the flavor – not binge-eating – which is the opposite of a Meditation.

When you binge-eat you basically do NOT taste the food. You inhale it.

When you meditate, you are truly savoring the flavor of the chocolate in your mouth.

Oh – and one more obvious reminder! Be sure to only do this Chocolate Sensory Meditation once a day – not a 100 times a day!

Create a regular meditation practice

Got 2 minutes?

instant calm offers 2 minute meditations
You will love all the many fun 2 minute meditations I share inside Instant Calm!

If you’re committed to living your happiest and most successful life, I encourage you to check out all the many meditations inside Instant Calm!

My book is great for beginners to meditation – as well as advanced meditators – because there’s something for everyone.

I’m tickled and proud that some of our world’s most renowned wellness and meditation teachers love and recommend Instant Calm – including Elena Brower and Kristine Carlson!

international meditation teacher recommends instant calm
“INSTANT CALM” OFFERS PERFECT DAILY PRACTICES FOR FINDING BALANCE IN THE FACE OF STRESS

Studies have shown that meditation helps to sharpen focus, release tension, and strengthen inner connection. With Instant Calm, Karen offers a range of simple, enriching two-minute meditations for each of your five senses – perfect daily practices for finding balance in the face of stress, locating energy in times of fatigue, and welcoming rest when it’s time to sleep. Grateful for this potent guidebook to Instant Calm. – Elena Brower, Bestselling Author & International Yogi

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