Day 1 – Guided Meditation

Incense Stick

Day 1

5 minutes of meditation usually does the trick, but with the rising tension over the last few weeks I thought 10 minutes would be way more beneficial. I have created two 5 minute meditations for you to use. One for when you wake up and one for when you go to sleep.

There are many techniques used to Meditate, mentioned in my meditation post, but the technique I’ve chosen to use today is one which focuses on the senses – sight, smell, sound, taste and touch.

Our senses are a great way to help ground us and settle our minds. This is a simple technique and one that can be used even when driving around, which you should not be doing on lockdown.

Bringing our minds to our senses, helps obtain mindfulness and calm. Our senses are a simple blessing which we take for granted all the time.

Below are two mediations, guided by me, but there are also many other platforms which you can use in the future to meditate when ever you feel like it.

Morning Meditation
Bedtime Meditation

Tips and Recommendations


A platform I really enjoy using is called Headspace but I also like to Meditate to calm music just focusing on and counting the inhilations and exhilations of my breath.

Download Headspace App

I recommend choosing the same time to Meditate everyday, when you wake up or before you go to sleep. You can meditate for 5 minutes, 10 minutes or even longer. The more meditation you practice, the more natural it becomes.

There are two types of insence that I like to use. The first is a normal stick insence that I burn in my insence holder in the morning. At night like to use my essential oil burner, which i burn Eucalyptus oil in.

Insence Stick
Oil Burner

A candle is an essential for night time meditation, I recommend lighting it and turning off the lights. The candle light brings a beautiful calming energy into your space.

Candle Light

For morning meditation I recommend natural sunlight and sitting outside if you have a garden or balcony to do so.

Warning!

If you’re burning essential oils please check below which ones are not safe to use around pets.

Essential Oils Harmful to Cats

  • Wintergreen
  • Sweet birch
  • Citrus (d-limonene)
  • Pine
  • Ylang ylang
  • Peppermint
  • Cinnamon
  • Pennyroyal
  • Clove
  • Eucalyptus
  • Tea tree (melaleuca)
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Lavender

Essential Oils Harmful to Dogs

  • Cinnamon
  • Citrus (d-limonene)
  • Pennyroyal
  • Peppermint
  • Pine
  • Sweet birch
  • Tea tree (melaleuca)
  • Wintergreen
  • Ylang ylang
  • Anise
  • Clove
  • Thyme
  • Juniper
  • Yarrow
  • Garlic

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