One of the biggest reasons why people don’t meditate or quit doing it is because of time. We have so many other things competing for our time in this hectic world that it can be very hard to meditate regularly. People complain that they just don’t have any time to meditate. Time isn’t the issue. It’s about priority, motivation and discipline.
Below are 3 tips to make meditation a part of your daily schedule.
1. List the reasons why you want to meditate.
You should have a few reasons why you want to meditate. Perhaps you have some medical issues that you feel meditation can help. Maybe you feel out of balance in your life and believe meditation is going to bring you back into equilibrilum. If you have a bunch of reasons why you want to meditate, it will keep you motivated and inspired.
2. Schedule your meditation time.
Before you can make meditation a habit, you should write it down in your daily schedule. Make an appointment with yourself like you would if you have an important meeting at work or a doctor’s appointment. When you write it down on your schedule, you are more likely to do it. We usually schedule something when it is important and we don’t want to forget it.
3. Start small.
When you first begin to meditate, you should only spend a few minutes each day. The goal is to build up your meditation muscles gradually. Telling yourself that you are going to meditate an hour a day is not realistic. But if you schedule a 5-minute appointment to meditate, you are more likely to stick with it.
The bottomline is that you got to make time for meditation everyday. You need to honor the time you’ve set aside for meditation. By committing to a meditation schedule, you are saying that you value your own well-being enough to take time during the day for yourself.