Daily Meditation - How to Maintain the Routine
It can be difficult to stick with a daily meditation practice.
Things happen, life gets busy and you miss your session one day.
Then you miss another. Soon you find yourself forgetting to meditate
for days at a time. How do you avoid this? Here are some tips
to help you.
Make Daily Meditation Regular
A regular time will always make it easier to keep meditating
daily. You might have to experiment a bit at first, to see what
time works best for you, but then you should settle on a particular
time each day. Mornings are most often effective because you
can do your meditation before anything else is happening that
might interrupt you. Evenings just before going to sleep can
work for some people, as long as bedtime is regular.
You also may decide on two or more sessions daily. In that
case the morning one becomes important not only so you can fit
your meditations into the day, but again because it is the one
time that is easiest to remember and least likely to be interrupted.
You can even have mini-meditations at work, which brings us to
our next tip.
Have a "trigger" for short meditation sessions.
It helps to have associate meditation with an event that happens
regularly and to use that as an opportunity for a brief meditation.
For example, if every time you shut off your car you close your
eyes, sit quietly and breath deeply for a few minutes, you'll
soon associate this mini-session with turning off the car, and
so remember to do it easily.
Make Daily Meditation Easy
It generally helps to make anything easier if you want to
do it regularly. This is certainly true of meditation. You can
start by having a place in the house (or even in a shed or garage)
set aside for your daily sessions. Set it up so whatever you
need is there and ready to use. This can mean having in place
a designated chair or pillow to sit on, leaving candles ready
to light if you happen to use them, and so on.
Of course one of the things that can make meditation easiest
is a good brainwave entrainment program. Have the CD or MP3 ready
so you can just put on the headphones and hit "play."
These tools are especially important in today's busy world, where
we are easily distracted by activities and more to the point,
by our own thoughts.
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