Meditation 101

October 11, 2017

The Chriselle Factor

I’ve been going back and forth about doing a post on meditation. I honestly didn’t think you all would be interested in hearing this from me but in Paris, I posted that I was meditating and I got an overwhelming amount of DM’s and comments about it! Disclaimer: I’m not a yogi and I’m not an expert, I’m just sharing my story about why I started and how it’s helped me and my lifestyle! Keep scrolling to read my 101 on meditation: WHO Anyone who’s looking to bring more sanity, clarity, and calmness to their life. I’ve always been intimidated by the idea of meditation. When I’ve heard people talk about it I was never able to relate, which is why I dismissed it for such a long time. This past year, I’ve increasingly felt like my world was spinning too fast ahead of me and I would get so anxious just thinking about what I had to do on a day-to-day basis. I soon realized that I was just creating a stress that wasn’t even there. WHAT Meditation, for me, has been more of a mindset shift than anything else. Before I started meditating in the mornings, I used to wake up every morning by my alarm clock, get myself and Chloe ready, rush out the door and that would set the tone for my day. WHEN Meditation forces me to wake up at least 30 to 40 minutes before I start my day or workout. At first, it’s a little strange because you have to embrace being calm, the quietness and being still. I like to do it before Chloe and Allen wake up so I have some time to myself. It took me a full week to get used to feeling okay with just doing “nothing.” It allows me to free up mental space to create a place for more ideas and creativity throughout the day. WHERE Anywhere! If you’re a beginner like me, it’s recommended to be in a quiet space at first. But soon enough, once you get the hang of it and learn how to zone out- then you can do it anywhere. In your (parked) car, at work- anywhere! During Paris Fashion Week, I would meditate on my bed in my hotel room. I still haven’t perfected meditating with a toddler running around, but that will be an updated future post!