Meditation for busy parents?
May 17, 2012 8:59 PM Subscribe
How do I find a time and place for meditation as a parent?
posted by dylan20 to health & fitness (19 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I've got two young, high-energy children at home, a demanding job, and lots of housework to take care of. My wife is also running pillar to post every day, as am I. Frequently her parents visit and stay for a week or two at a time, which is wonderful, but adds to the hectic nature of home life.
I would love to be able to meditate for just a few minutes each day, 10 or 15 would do it. I've read a lot about meditation and practiced it a little in my pre-kids life. But I can't seem to find the right time or place. Constantly worried about being ambushed by someone coming around the corner or just walking by and asking me what I'm up to.
Those of you who meditate: Do you have any advice for making a space and time for meditation in the middle of a hectic environment? It seems like this is the kind of situation where meditation is most needed, but most books assume you can find a quiet place and a private room. Are there tips? Tools? Techniques? Help me out here!