Being a remote worker is the perfect context in which to begin a meditation practice. You aren't in a cubicle farm or open workspace where interruption is an imminent threat. I've been meditating for 29 years and working in tech for 18. I've experienced my fair share of interruptions. I have to say that shifting to remote work a few years ago was heaven. We are in a golden age, friends! Embrace the space.
I wrote the list of ten below assuming you have at minimum semi-private space and supportive friends, family, roommates, and or flat mates.
- Start with meditating for just 5 minutes.
- Turn off notifications on your computer and phone.
- Commit to 15 minutes a day and mark that on your calendar. Why fifteen? I thought you said 5 minutes?
- Expand your 5 minute meditation to 10 minutes.
- Create back up plans for when your typical meditation time gets booked.
- Expand your 10 minutes to 20 minutes, and meditate more than once a day! Make it a goal to meditate for 20 minutes, twice a day.
- Explore meditating at different times of day and different locations - other than at your desk!
- Explore different types of meditations to keep inspired and engaged.
- Join a community of like minded people for social support. You can start with my Facebook page, Instagram, and YouTube page. Some other recommendations.
- Download my 5 Minute Focus Meditation for free right now to take a step in the right direction.