Why don’t I do this more often?
I really needed that.
Thank you for the reminder of how important it is to meditate!
I hear statements like this every day from new and experienced meditators who attend my meditation experiences. And I get it. I’ve been there many times myself. You get a nice meditation routine going and then a deadline causes you to miss a day. Then another. Pretty soon a week has gone by and you start wondering why life feels so gritty when once it was smooth.
For many of us, the hardest thing about meditating is sticking with it – making it a part of our daily routine. Like exercising and eating a healthy diet, meditation is best when practiced daily. Whether you struggle to get your meditation practice up and going or you’ve allowed your practice to fall to the wayside, here are a few tips to get you on track and stay there.
Once you get a routine going and you’ve found places and times that work for you, then you can experiment with longer meditation sessions. For some, fifteen minutes is enough to feel peaceful and renewed. Others prefer a deep dive of forty-five minutes. There is no right or wrong – only what works for you. And what works for you can change based on your home and work schedules, and your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Allow your meditation routine to move with the changes in your life. And if you do miss a day or two here and there, that’s okay! Accept your humanity and practice a moment of mindfulness.
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