Meditation is something anyone can do, anytime, anywhere – even someplace loud. It’s easy to learn and involves some pretty basic techniques. Like anything new, the more we meditate, the more comfortable we’ll get spending time with our mind.
The best way to set yourself up for regular meditation practice is to know your intention. Why do we want to meditate? Being clear about what we want to get out of our practice – whether it’s to feel happier, calmer, more focused or less stressed – will really help set the right attitude going into it. If you start to feel bored or restless during practice, simply remember your intention. It can be the motivation you need to keep your commitment.
To make meditation a habit, it can also help to remember there’s no pressure to get it right. As long as you show up to take time for yourself, you’re doing great! Even if you’ve missed a few sessions and start to doubt yourself, remember those are just thoughts. You can notice them, let them go and get back to being kind to your mind.