When we finish the meditation session, we often feel deep peace, stillness, unconditional happiness, and content within. But, as the day goes on and we engage in our routine, this pleasant experience starts to slip off for most of us.
Now, Take a moment and imagine how good it would be if we can live our whole day in such a tranquil state where we always have peace, and nothing can spoil our mood.
Although, It is possible to extend this soothing meditation experience and live our day with peace, content, and joyfulness by just changing our daily activities and habits.
- What To Do After Meditation?
- 9 Activities You Can Do After Meditation
- What To Avoid After Meditation
- Cultivate Mindfulness Throughout The Day
So, today, in this article, you will know what you should do after meditation, what you must avoid after meditation, and how to cultivate mindfulness in your routine.
What To Do After Meditation?
After ending meditation, engage in activities like praying to a higher self, setting goals, reading a book, performing a hobby, a short vow of silence, doing mindfulness exercises, or anything that could give you positive feelings and peace.
In short, you should do activities that are healthy for your body, mind, and emotion and grow tranquility and positivity within you.
Here, some examples of activities that you can incorporate after your meditation session.
9 Activities You Can Do After Meditation
1) Spread Your Loving Kindness
It also refers as metta meditation, in which you send positive feelings such as love, kindness, and compassion towards your loved one, family members, acquaintances, and even enemies.
Here, the essence is, when you cultivate positive emotions for others, you are also filled with them and experience the stream of love, compassion, kindness, and positivity within.
Hence, you can tune into the positive vibrational state and feel the love, joy, and happiness in yourself.
From my side, I always end my meditation after reciting metta phrases and send my loving kindness to others. I have integrated this technique in my morning meditation session for the last two years; it works like magic.
“We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all. Be kind and do good for any one and that will be reflected. The ripples of the kind heart are the highest blessings of the Universe.”
2) Set An Intention
After the meditation, when you are calm, it’s the best time to set your goals, remember your dreams, schedule your day, and prioritize your tasks.
This habit would provide you clarity in work, improve productivity, and take you closer to your dreams.
3) Visualize Your Dreams
When you visualize and believe in something, your body and mind resonate with the corresponding frequency, and you attract the same frequency of situations, people, and opportunities from the universe.
“What you think you become, what you feel you attract, what you imagine you create”
So, if you want to manifest your dream, visualization is the best technique to do just after the meditation.
In this, you can visualize yourself as if you have already achieved your goals and enjoying the life of your dream.
If you like writing, then journaling is a perfect practice for you to do after meditation.
You can write down your intentions, make a gratitude journal, note down learnings of life, or plan your day.
5) Pray To Divine
Prayer is a way to express gratitude towards the higher self or divine. And it can instantly put you in a positive psychological state.
“Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.”
By praying, you can express thanks to God for having this beautiful life, lovely family, caring people, the bliss from nature, etc.
Also, you can spend your whole day living in a state of gratitude and identifying the grace of the divine in your life.
6) Engage In Mindfulness Activities
“Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.”
Mindfulness is the psychic practice of living in the present moment and being aware of what we are doing or what is happening around us without judging it.
You can practice mindfulness just by paying attention in your day-to-day activities like walking on the floor, eating food, driving a car, exercising in the gym, and so on. Two best ideas of mindfulness activities are stretching and walking.
When you are mindful, you become free from illusion, disentangle from the worries of the past and fantasies of the future, and live in a state of being that is real and tranquil.
7) Perform Your Hobby
Doing something creative becomes easy after meditation because meditation helps to improve creativity, mental stillness, and positivity so that one becomes receptive to generate innovative ideas and imagination.
8) Read Self-Help Book
Reading a book and giving food to your mind can be a good idea after your meditation practice.
I personally read ten pages of self-development and spiritual books every day after ending my morning meditation.
9) Savasana (Corpse Pose)
Savasana is a relaxing pose which is done at the end of every Yoga practice.
However, you can also incorporate the savasana to rest and energize your body and mind after completing meditation.
Remember that if you are doing Shavasana in the morning, you are likely to fall asleep.
These are my 9 activity ideas. Some of which can be included in the meditation and some of which can be done after completing the meditation.
What To Avoid After Meditation
When you come out of the peaceful meditative state, always avoid gossip, conflict with yourself and others, fostering your egotism, putting others down, and promoting negative emotions.
Because these can potentially spoil your mood and the environment near you, it’s self-sabotaging and can ruin your inner peace and joy.
Thus, after your meditation practice, always avoid activities that can spoil your mood and spread negativity around you. Right?
Ok, now, let’s discuss how you can meditate or live in a meditative, peaceful state throughout the day.
Cultivate Mindfulness Throughout The Day
Mindfulness is a peaceful, awake, and non-judging state of being.
You can say that mindfulness is an open eye meditation or meditative state where you try to grow your awareness without identity with your mind and the situation and people around you.
Cultivating mindfulness can be a great way to live your day consciously, efficiently, and free from turmoil.
You can develop mindfulness throughout the day just by being present and paying attention to your thoughts, emotions, what you are doing or what is happening around you.
For example, if you are walking in a garden, you can be mindful of your legs’ and hands’ movement, the sound of walking, or strain in your legs.
If you are eating a meal, you can pay attention to your food, jaw movement while chewing, tongue movement, etc.
In short, when you are conscious and free from your unconscious thinking, you are in meditation.
That’s it for today.
I hope you enjoy reading this blog. And if you have any ideas to share, feel free to comment below.