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A few years ago I signed up to a 21 day meditation course, I tried to make 20minutes a day but it didn’t really go too well. I had distractions, the playback was only available for up to five days and I fell behind. So, I tried again.

I found the next time a little easier, I got a little bit more prepared and found mornings were an ideal time for me to meditate. I used to listen on my phone before I got out of bed and I found it made my day feel a little bit more positive. I imagined it may actually be having an effect, but I wasn’t sure what. I found although I missed a few days I did make the 21 days and once the 21 days had ended I also realised I wanted to carry on my meditation. I began to search You Tube for morning meditations, I found some I liked and some I didn`t. I also decided to try and commit to meditating at least three times a week.

I`m not sure which year I started meditating, but I suspect it`s longer than I think, as I seem to find events I think are a year ago are actually four or five. I`ve tried several different techniques, I enjoyed a Futurelearn course about mindfulness and I signed up to the take 10 on Headspace, along with Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey 21 day meditation techniques. It`s certainly worth experimenting with, as they are very different.

I now meditate regularly in the mornings, as I know it`s a good habit.  I often only meditate for ten minutes, which doesn`t sound much, but I have busy days and I find meditating stops me from heading to overwhelm so easily. As a therapist I need to be in the right space to give therapies and it ensures I can clear my mind for my sessions. I find my therapy sessions can also be moving meditations, as I focus on what I am doing.

It`s easy to put meditation off, as it doesn’t seem that important to other things and there isn`t really enough time in the day. If it has been something on your to do list though, I would encourage you to sign up to a scheme and practice it daily to get into a routine. After a week or two you`ll notice a few benefits, you may not be able to name them but you may notice a shift in your thoughts or attitude and it`s these that will develop the longer you commit it.

Louise Morgan Holistic TherapistLouise is an holistic therapist who owns Therapy Centre, Bristol BS14 9HB, a clinic offering a range of holistic and beauty therapies. Louise offers reflexology, aromatherapy, aromatology, holistic massage, Indian head massage, reiki, baby massage and story massage. She is a mum of two boys and when she is not working she enjoys getting outdoors with her family. For further information about Louise you can visit her website The therapy centre website is, the contact number is 01275 217160