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How to Start a Daily Meditation Practice

It is important to start a daily meditation practice. Meditation is a tool that you can use to improve the quality of your life, hone your abilities, and reduce stress significantly. If you are anything like me, and can’t start a meditation practice to save your life, then, know that there is hope for you. Seriously, if I can do it, so can you. If meditation is a prelude to napping in your world, then there is hope for you.

If you don’t get what the heck meditation is all about, then there is hope for you, check out the benefits below.

The Benefits of Meditation

  • Improves quality of sleep
  • Improves performance of your daily tasks
  • Quiets the mind
  • Helps you focus and tune out distractions
  • Keeps you in tune with your desires
  • Improves your memory
  • Creates a better mind, body connection
  • A deeper connection to your Source

A beneficial spiritual practice that will pay off dividends with consistent practice.

How to Start a Daily Meditation Practice

Create a Mediation Space
Spoil yourself and create a mediation space you can be proud of, check out the creative meditation spaces people have shared on Pinterest. Also don’t make creating the space an excuse for not starting your practice, you can meditate anywhere, including sitting on your bed, a sofa, or standing.

Pick a Practice
There are several types of meditation for you to choose. I have listed the simplest ones I have found and used in the 5 Types of Meditation post. You should check out the post. Pick the easiest form of meditation that you will enjoy, and one you can practice daily.

It is important as you start your daily meditation practice with a style that resonates with you and makes you feel a connection to your spirit.

Do a Something Daily
The benefits you will receive from your daily meditation practice will motivate you to do something every day. If not you will feel super guilty once you start to notice a slight imbalance from days of not meditation.

The sense of calm and control you get from a daily meditation practice is enough to make you declare that you are converted until Saturday comes around, and you have slept past your scheduled meditation time. This time is when you think, what spiritual practice will ever want to come in the way of sleeping in on a Saturday? You simply need a plan.

Have a Plan
When you plan your week, you should set the intention to meditate every day. The power of just setting that intention will give you a better chance of actually doing the meditation. Also, you know, I am all about taking full responsibility for your life, if you want to start a meditation practice, add it to your to-do list, and do it.

Schedule your Practice Time
Ideally, you want to meditate at the same time every day. I am a fan of first thing in the morning after waking up. I would suggest doing it first thing in the morning because of the fantastic grounding benefits, and clarity you get throughout the day.

Build Up Your Time
Your meditation practice can start with as little as three minutes. Don’t worry if you are anything like me, you can work your way up to three minutes, but you just have to start. You should aim for at least ten minutes a day minimum as your time progresses. The final goal is to make ten to fifteen minutes the minimum on a day you are in a hurry.

A Starter Tool for Meditating
Guided Meditations are invaluable to a person starting a meditation practice. I used guided meditation to clock 150 days in a row of meditating when I first committed myself to developing a meditation practice. Granted I wanted to get all the lovely little stamps and boast on Twitter but it worked. Find an app that works for you.

The goal is to feel like you need to meditate so you can reap the benefits listed above. I like the guided meditations because they make you stay for the five, ten, fifteen minutes you need to complete the meditation.

Now Start a Daily Meditation Practice
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