I’m definitely a meditation junkie, and I tend to turn to meditation in the winter time when I’m bored or feeling overwhelmed. I always like to keep my meditation practices organized and I find that the best way to keep it fresh is to keep it simple. Here are some of my favorite ways to keep it simple.
The first is to keep a timer and a visual reminder. A timer is a visual reminder of exactly how much time you have. A good timer is like a clock, but it knows how long to count down and how long to count up. It’s a simple way to remind yourself to stay focused and it also helps keep my focus as well.
Another great way to keep it simple is to create a visual reminder of what you want to focus on. For example, I like to focus on the words I’m writing and the sentences they form. If I have a sentence for a particular topic, I will write it in the same font and color as the paragraphs in my writing. It makes it much easier to keep track of what I have going on in my writing and helps me focus on the topic.
I also use it to remind myself when I need to stop and take a break. For example, I used to go to the gym every day. But lately I have been feeling tired and so I have been hitting the pause button on my workouts. Using the word “amethyst” reminds me to focus while I wait for the “pause”. It also helps me keep my focus while I’m sitting in the office.
When I use amethyst I also find myself taking deep breaths in the amethyst color. So by the end of my day I feel refreshed and I can keep going again.
Sometimes when I’m sitting at work, I can feel like I’m doing a half-assed job of focusing and that I’m not focusing on what I need to focus on. That’s when I use amethyst. It helps me to keep my focus while I’m working and I can go back to the work I was doing.
While I can’t say that amethyst actually makes me feel more relaxed, I believe it makes me focus on the task I’m doing more, which helps me finish it. And I have to admit, I use amethyst while Im at work quite a bit.
As a general rule, whenever you are doing something that requires focus, your brain releases a chemical called acetylcholine. This chemical is a neurotransmitter that allows us to perform tasks or think about things in a timely manner. When you are focusing, you are also releasing this neurotransmitter, which is why you can focus on something for an extended period of time without actually thinking about it. In other words, you are really in a state of “amnesia.
The chemical acetylcholine is involved in a variety of ways in our brain, but one of the more important ones is how it activates our cholinergic receptors. When we are focused, acetylcholine floods the brain with a ton of chemicals, including acetylcholine itself. These chemicals are also the substances that stimulate receptors on the cell membranes of nerve cells, which allow them to fire up and send a signal through the synapses, so that the cell is activated.
Now the chemicals that flood the brain are not just there to wake us up after a short period of sleep. They are also involved in learning and memory. If we can stimulate the receptors, we can change whatever it is we are focused on into a different thought, and that thought will stick in our brain for longer than it otherwise would.