Forming a habit takes time, patience and commitment; in fact, it takes about 21 days for something to become a part of your daily routine. If you want to succeed at making anything a habit, therefore, you must work at it and keep it up on a very regular basis. Meditation isn’t necessarily something that needs to be practiced daily, however it is easier to get into the habit of having short, frequent sessions than trying to meditate sporadically and without proper intention. If you wish to become a more steady and regular meditator, here are a few tips to help you on your way.
1. Ask Yourself Why You Want To Meditate
With a clear goal in mind, it is much easier to achieve anything and meditation is no different. Ask yourself why you want to meditate, and what you hope to get out of it. Whether you want to reduce stress, overcome anxiety, or find peace of mind, you need to remind yourself that you are serious about your objectives and that you are ready to start doing what it takes to accomplish them.
2. Take Small Steps
If you bite off more than you can chew, you are unlikely to stick at something. Start small by meditating for just a few minutes each day, having such an easy target that is both realistic and achievable means you will hopefully keep at it and not be tempted to give up at the first hurdle.
3. Make It Your Own
There are no strict rules when it comes to meditation, everyone has their own methods and preferred way of doing things. Put your own stamp on meditation so that it suits your needs and interests, and make it as fun and enjoyable as you can.
4. Create An Amazing Meditation Space
We all like to spend time in places where we feel comfortable and that are visually appealing. Create a meditation space that is both relaxing and inviting, a little haven where you can get away from everything and find your inner calm. When you start to associate the place where you meditate with good feelings and somewhere that you enjoy being, meditation will be something you look forward to everyday.
5. Incorporate Meditation Into Your Life
Rather than setting aside a specific time when you have to meditate, make meditation a part of your life instead. Simple meditation methods can be the best so take time out of your day to take a breath, relax and have a tranquil moment. Meditation is a state of mind so it can be practiced anywhere, just remember to do it often enough that it becomes engrained into your routine.
6. Use Meditation Music for Beginners
Find the correct concentration for a meditation session could be really difficult, especially if you’re easy to distract with external noises and everything that is going on around you. Playing some calming meditation music helps you focus on your target during mindfulness and induce you into a state a serenity and harmony, to be more aware with your own body and mind. If you don’t know which music to pick during your first meditations we could help you with this. Down below you’ll find the link to our SoundCloud page and you can easily download the song to start your sitting session. The song is called “Hawaiian Blue” and it’s contained in the album “Meditation Music Water” by Mark Water, a famous pioneer of new age relaxing music mixed with live nature sounds, in this case, as you can read from the title of the album, we’re talking about water.
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It’s always a good idea to share this meditation moments with the person you love, but it’s also really efficient to introduce your child to this practice. It’s a good time to share a personal moment of reflection which can connect you both into a state of peace and also helps your baby to relax and be a little less hyper, if this is your case.