2019-03-31 4:01pm 30m Afternoon Sitting

Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins


As the rest of my family had one by one fallen asleep, I had the chance to meditate. I was hoping to do the same afterward! We were still on our holiday I went into the bedroom, and set up on the stool at the foot of the bed and tried to stay away to do the preparations.

  • Peaceful mind and more focus
  • Work within Stage-3
  • Don't fall asleep
Possible Distractions
  • Extremely tired
  • On a small bench at the foot of a bed, propped up by a couple of pillows


I was very tired from swimming, I’d also not long had my lunch when I sat down to meditate. We got home, and the children had fallen asleep. I knew by far the biggest struggle would be staying awake. I’d had a coffee, but having had very little sleep and taken the children for a long swim and lunch this was going to be a tricky one.

I managed to get through the preparations and a body scan without too much bother. Because I was so tired, I kept counting the breaths. I was going internally 1 through to 10 and restarting. I was hoping that this count would give me a better focus. It did seem to help for a few minutes before the inevitable nodding off began.

I now entered a period I don’t remember all that well. In places, I was focused, but other times I noticed my head drooping and needing to be picked up. In some cases, the head falling may have been because I had just fallen asleep. Other times I caught things just before I nodded off. This carried on for about 10-15 minutes. I did manage to make a slightly firmer resolve towards the end of the session which gave me a few better minutes towards the end.

I was glad to have done this session if anything just to keep the practice ticking over. I hope I’ll be able to do a normal morning session tomorrow.


Meditiation Type Awareness of Breath
Meditiation Position Seated Tall Chair
Meditiation Length 30m
Meditiation Stages Stage-2 Stage-2+
Tags Holiday Sleepy
Satisfaction Rating 6
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