How To Develop a Consistent Meditation Practice
When you’re beset with plenty of things going on in your life, like moving house, changing jobs, a loved one getting sick... it does get challenging to maintain your normal routine. The irony is that your meditation practice or any healthy habit is more helpful during these times.
Do you enjoy the benefits of meditation but struggle to practice it consistently? If you struggle in finding the time and consistency for a meditation practice or any new healthy habit, then read on. Abigail Tamsi, a holistic wellness advocate, shares her top tips for creating a consistent meditation practice.
EASY 5-STEP PROCESS TO BUILD YOUR PRACTICE:
Define what it is you’d like to do. Set the time of the day and space to do your meditation practice, plus what type of meditation you’d like to do (get your guided meditation tracks ready if this is what you’re doing!) Plus put it in your Smartphone calendar so you get reminded.
- START SMALL
Now that you’ve defined your practice, start with a certain length of time that you feel you’ll definitely be able to do. As short as 2 mins! Don’t overachieve.
- TELL OTHERS
Start with those you live with so they know what you’re doing and ask for private time. If you have kids and have a partner, maybe kindly tell your partner to look after them during your meditation time. If you’re a single mum, maybe set the time just before your kids wake up or when they’re in school. Its also good to tell your friends you’re doing it because it gives you accountability. Joining a meditation group also helps with accountability.
- BUILD CRITICAL MASS
Notice the wonderful effects of meditation you experience after every practice. The effects become your reward and your brain loves rewards! The more “rewards,” the more you’ll stick to your practice.
- TRUST YOUR INNER VOICE.
Trust that inner voice that told you that having a meditation practice is good for you. If you forget to do it one day or fail to do it, be kind to yourself and be curious why. Resistance shows up when we ask too much of ourselveand when we’re pulled back to our old habits. Maybe give yourself post-it reminders around your house or workdesk about why meditation is beneficial for you.
That’s it! We hope this helps you establish your meditation practice.
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Abigail Tamsi is a Holistic Health Advocate with certifications in Meditation Teaching, Holistic Counselling, Reiki Master Teacher Level, Magnified Healing, and Energetic Body Work. She started her business to support overworked and overwhelmed working mums to change the social paradigm that pushes mums to put others before themselves. She currently runs programs to help build courage and self-trust to live the life they desire.
Learn more at: abigailtamsi.com