Meditation… just can’t do it

The few times I’ve tried to meditate, it’s just so weird. I close my eyes and sit there, trying to listen to my breathing and my mind is thinking twenty different things. I try to shut out any images but just the oddest things seem to appear out of the darkness. I can’t seem to get on board with the idea of just sitting still and doing nothing. I can’t let go of my thoughts.

I realize that I have an active mind. I am a worrier and I definitely overthink everything. I find it really hard to switch off which leads to insomnia and late nights.

Over the years, I’ve read and hear such good things about meditation. Keeps you calm, helps you focus, improves your health, good for your soul, etc etc. The list goes on. In all the years, that I’ve known about meditation, I’ve never been able to practice it. I probably should try harder but I’m giving up instead. I guess it’s just not my thing.

 

 

10 thoughts on “Meditation… just can’t do it

  1. I definitley empathize! What I would give to shut off my mind and sleep through the night. Sometimes, I can compartmentalize and tuck away things that bother me and keep me awake, but more often than not I will wake up in the middle of the night and toss and turn. Nothing seems to help – not breathing exercises, sleep music and/or sounds, or what passes for meditation with me. I hate to use sleep aids but I often have to just to fall asleep. At least we’re not alone; upwards of a quarter of Americans have sleep issues.

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    1. Thank you for sharing. It’s comforting to know I’m not the only one. Somehow the people I have around me have no problem falling asleep so it’s a challenge for me to explain it. I’ve been trying chamomile tea. Doesn’t help much with falling asleep but seems to help me not wake up as much in the middle.

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    1. When I try to follow the thoughts, I just keeping jumping from one thought to another and don’t really feel that there’s any meditating going on there. Haha.

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  2. Got a book recommendation for you….10% Happier by dan harris. He’s a level-headed skeptic who digs into the science…and man he’s funny. You might know him from TV…he’s the anchor of some station i think. He has some very helpful suggestions

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