Make Meditation Your Daily Routine
Developing meditation as a lifestyle takes time and determination.
Mental health is like physical exercise: you need ongoing daily practice to get lasting results, the longer you practice, the easier it becomes, and the more benefits you’ll realize. Like re-activating any muscle, starting a mediation practice can feel intimidating at first.
Each time you meditate is a fresh opportunity to understand better your mind and to get more established in your practice.
Like most things in life, the best way to learn how to meditate is simply start doing it.
If you’re thinking of starting a meditation practice, we recommend starting at once now and then doing it again every day, set the time you can sustain, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, what ever feels comfortable to start with and keep doing it each day.
Every start is a good start to establish an habit.
Choose a time that works best for you.
You can meditate anytime and practically anywhere. It can be easy to meditate first thing in the morning because you’re able to generate a feeling of expansion that can last throughout your entire day. Meditating in the evening can help relax the mind, and is a great way to prepare for deep and peaceful sleep.
You can meditate any time, what is important is that you find a time of day that you can easily sustain regularly to build an habit. Experiment to feel what works best for you.
Meditation is a lifelong journey of self-discovery and transformation. It’s an invitation to watch our “monkey mind”, telling us stories, all sort of manipulation our mind does and is the first step in interrupting and shifting the mental habits that cause you to suffer. Look inward and check, if you tend to be critical about yourself as you practice more and observe your mind. If YES, try to be more at ease with yourself by exercising compassion, patience and self love that will bring you immediate results to your meditation practice.
The best time to start is right now.