So you’ve been wanting to commit to a meditation practice, but you find that when you try, things just keep getting in your way.
After years of meditating, I still find that some days, even some weeks, I just can’t seem to get in the right space to meditate.
This is me earlier this week…I sat down on the couch to do a 5-minute tea meditation before I headed to work for the day.
The minute I sat down, teacup in hand, my dogs bombarded me. They all climbed on top of me and started licking and nudging me. It was obvious that there was no way I was going to get in a meditation at this time.
So what did I do?
I pet the dogs. I scratched their bellies and gave them kisses.
I don’t know how long I did this, but soon enough all 3 were sound asleep.
As they slept, I reached for my now room temperature cup of tea and meditated for 5 minutes and then I headed off to work.
This is what meditation does. It prepares you for real life.
Years ago, before I began meditating regularly, situations like this, always left me frustrated and annoyed, maybe even angry.
“I just want 5 minutes to myself! Is that too much to ask?”
Meditation has made me calmer during life’s ups and downs…when I keep to the practice.
After all these years, I still need to adjust how and when I meditate. My schedule changes day to day, so does my ability to focus, my motivation, and my overall energy level.
Setting up a meditation habit is a process of fine-tuning and adjustments, day to day, week to week, month to month.
Here are some steps to help you set up a Meditation Habit to Ensure Success.