Here are 10 tips to get you started on #mentalfloss

Thank you for starting or developing this meditative practice. I look forward to supporting you on your journey! It’s my intention to make #mentalfloss a ridiculously simple way to provide you with simple and powerful tools which create profound changes in your life with ease.

  1. Be guided

Start by listening to guided visualisations. #mentalfloss guides you through daily beginner exercises and this makes your whole meditative process much more likely to become a daily habit! After experiencing #mentalfloss you can continue by using your own methods of meditation if you wish.

  1. Commitment

Resilience is a massive key to overall success. I invite you to make a commitment to a daily meditative practice. Committing to just 5 minutes a day for at least 7 days can lead to huge changes.

If life leads you astray, rather than beating yourself up or stressing about trying to catch up, simply start from where you left off. Simple.

  1. Why?

It’s important to discover your “why” because this will sustain your motivation to succeed. What would you like to receive from this experience?

Clarity?  Forgiveness? Being more motivated and proactive? More relaxed in general? Happier? Think of what you would like, and set that intention now.

  1. Good habits

Bad habits can be difficult to break, so instead just REPLACE a bad habit with a new one.

#mentalfloss-ing first thing in a morning sets you up for the rest of the day. When you #mentalfloss before checking emails, Facebook or Instagram, you will create a powerful shift in perception of your self-worth.

  1. The more the merrier

Invite your friends to #mentalfloss with you. It’s a great way of increasing accountability and resilience by supporting and accompanying someone else.

Together you could consider what will get in your way and write down what you’ll do to counteract any distractions.

  1. Go easy on yourself

If you notice yourself thinking “This is too hard” or “I’m not doing this right”, see if you can be kind to yourself instead saying “I’m learning something new and it may take time.”

  1. Location

Create a safe place where you feel comfortable with your eyes closed and won’t get interrupted. Try to stick to that place initially, at least until you become more comfortable with your eyes closed when in public (like when commuting on a train).

Sitting on the floor or on a chair works best for most people but you can get as creative as you wish.

  1. Mind Wandering

At first, it’s normal for your mind to wander. Sitting still can also be difficult for some. If your mind slips to another topic just become aware of it and say to yourself “my mind has wandered I’ll now focus again.”

Your mind is a curious thing, so it’s completely normal for it to wander, especially as you begin your practice.

  1. Focus

Please do not drive, operate machinery or multi-task while listening to #mentalfloss. It could be dangerous and you will not receive the full benefit of the practice.

  1. Spread the joy

An experience feels even better when it’s with others. I’ll be responding personally to your comments and questions about your experience so jump right in and let me know how you’re doing.

I can’t wait to hear your experiences! It’s amazing how many people have the same insights, struggles and experiences and benefit greatly from sharing.

Here’s a final bonus tip: make it Fun!

Relax, see the fun in everything –  make it enjoyable and have a laugh.