How To Make Meditation a HabitSeptember 21, 2018
If responsibilities and obligations didn’t exist, taking care of you and your needs would be easy, right? Unfortunately, that is not the world that we live in.
Finding time to focus on ourselves seems more like a chore than anything else. So, where do we even start? Meditation has a wide variety of benefits for the mind, body, and spirit and makes a wonderful foundation to a self-care regimen.
Learning to make meditation a habit within the chaos of our world can be a challenge. Here is a quick to-do list as you make the intention to incorporate mediation into your daily routine—and keep it there!
Intention, Intention, Intention
It is one thing to know that you must to act, but action is a whole other ballgame. Being intentional about change is necessary on the road to any self-care journey. If you lack energy, drive, love, or direction in your life, meditating can be a transformative tool that guides you to unearth necessary truths. Uncovering the source of your emotional blockages through the practice of meditation will help you examine them to make a change. Give your self-care the intention and attention that it deserves by holding yourself to a non-negotiable daily practice. Giving your spiritual health importance in your life is the very first step!
Timing Is Everything
Timing is sensitive and at some time or another has made us feel powerless to stop it, change it, or turn it back. Get in control of it and commit to a solid timeframe to meditate. Whether you feel meditation will help jump-start your day stress-free or will aid in unwinding from a stressful day, make sure that you meditate the same time every day. Having a firm time slot for your self-care routine will legitimize the practice and help it become an important part of your routine—every day.
Meditation is the Practice of Simplicity—Let It Be Simple!
Understanding that meditation is the practice of simplifying and unifying your body and spirit is necessary before you begin. If you consider meditation to be too complicated and difficult, you will bring those negative emotions to the forefront, making it hard to unwind and explore your mind. Take a few deep breaths before you start your practice to calm your body and soothe your mind. Trust that the act of meditation is simple and resist any behavior or thought that makes it more difficult than it needs to be!
When you feel that it is time to put the harmony of your mind, body, and spirit on your to-do list, consider meditation as the foundation of your self-care practice. With a few intentions, meditation can quickly become your go-to daily practice to unwind or re-energize.