Most people have positive things to say about meditation. From having changed their
lives completely to helping them with the little things like sleep or patience, most people
love meditation. On the other hand, meditation just isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay.
As someone who constantly lives on edge, everyone tells me to try meditation. I did for
a while, and I realized it just doesn’t work for me, and I’m assuming it probably doesn’t
work for a lot of people.
For meditation to work, you really really have to take it seriously. Not only that, but it
takes a lot of practice in order to perfect it and see results. If you’re like me, and don’t
have patience, then meditation probably just isn’t for you.
I’m sure there are different forms of meditation. The one I’m talking about entails you to
sit in the dark for 30 minutes while a recording on your phone tells you to breathe and
You see, I’m sure if I tried it out more, maybe…just maybe it would work. But I don’t
want to. Sitting in the dark while someone tells me how to breathe doesn’t help me. If
anything it just makes me even more anxious because the entire time I’m thinking “am I
doing this correctly????”
Plus, meditation isn’t the only thing out there to help you relax and feel calm. I prefer
yoga. It keeps my mind distracted, and makes my body feel good. Or even reading, or
going on walks, or swimming. There are a bunch of different things to try that can give
you the same results that meditation can give you.
So, if you are trying out meditation, but it doesn’t seem to be working for you, it’s not
your fault. It’s just not your thing, and that’s okay! As I said before, there are a bunch of
different things you can try that are just as healthy and calming as meditation.