Looking for a way to de-stress and renew your mind? If so, meditation may be for you!
Think meditation is synonymous with bending yourself into impossible positions while listening to new age chant music? Think again!
Meditation may be synonymous with yoga, but actually there are a whole host of variants when it comes to meditation, and a number of different ways to go about it. From long deep breathing, to music meditation, and contemplation –there’s bound to be something for you.
One of the best ways to get the most out of meditation, or any habit really, is by practicing it on a regular basis. While some benefits are immediate, others take a while to develop. Establishing a routine allows you to experience all the meditation has to offer –stress reduction, mental clarity, feelings of happiness, and more!
Mastering a routine, fostering a good habit, or doing something on a regular basis can be a difficult challenge, even for the best of us. But if meditation’s something you’re serious about (and you know you are!) it’s important to get into the groove and start making it a top priority in your schedule.
Here’s how you can master the art of regular meditation –and turn it into a habit!
Make a Date
For some of us, mornings aren’t exactly our finest hour. But many people find that early mornings work best for meditation. Morning meditation provides you with that all-important quiet time, ensuring that nothing else will distract you. If mornings aren’t for you though, no problem! Just choose a time that works for you, then schedule it in –and stick to it!
Establish a Routine
Prioritize, commit to it, and get it done. While it might not sound like a formula for meditation –when you are trying to form a new habit it’s important not to let other tasks crowd in. Try to establish a routine by meditating in the same place, same time –everyday.
Routine is important –but so is flexibility. If something important comes up, instead of giving up on meditation altogether, make it work for you. Consider reducing the amount of time you spend meditating that day, or choosing another time. The key is being flexible.
Grab Your Partner
Team up with someone else who wants to meditate. You don’t have to meditate together, just keep each other on track. Having someone to talk to will help keep you on track. Teamwork!
Remember: routines take time to establish, but don’t give up. By staying diligent, and keeping at it, you’ll soon have find meditation becomes second nature. And will start reaping the benefits that come from taking the time to stop, pause, and meditate.
Have you started meditating? How did you develop your routine?