4 Meditation Tips to Get Into the Swing of a Daily PracticeNone None
So you’ve read the research and seen the videos. Maybe you’ve even taken part in a session or two. You’re convinced: meditation is the bee’s knees, and you want it in your life. The only problem is… you just can’t seem to make a habit out of it. The bottom line? It’s not easy. Arguably all of the best things in life take at least a little effort - and meditation is no exception. But getting into the swing of a daily meditation practice is definitely an achievable goal.
These five meditation tips will help you get past the initial discomfort of working a new practice into your daily life and have you looking forward to each session - and reaping the benefits - in a matter of weeks.
Meditation Tip #1: Go on a Retreat
Whether it’s a few hours at a meditation center the city or a full 10-day Vipassana course, getting yourself to a retreat is the best way to kickstart a practice. A block of time spent meditating will fast get you past the difficult “out-of-shape” phase and to a point where that feeling of “flow” comes more easily.
Why it Works: Meditation simply feels easier after a retreat - which is going to make you more motivated to sit every day.
Meditation Tip #2: Find a Group
After your initial meditation retreat experience, the best way to keep it up is to find a group that sits regularly - once a week generally works. Meditation is much more powerful in a group, and you’ll often get the added opportunity of learning from an experienced teacher.
Why it Works: Being part of a community is an effective motivator - both in terms of getting you to the weekly meetings and