5 Ways to Make Daily Meditation a Part of Your Life
Meditation is an ancient healing practice that was initially a portal for spiritual seekers to journey through and explore the depths of humanity, spirituality, and themselves. While meditation still serves a profound spiritual purpose, we now appreciate it as a holistic medicine for stress, anxiety, pain management, professional growth, creative development, and much more. Meditation not only benefits you spiritually, mentally, and emotionally, research has shown it can help manage symptoms of illness and disease worsened by stress, like IBS and IBD, migraine, headache, cancer, and heart disease!
However, if New Year’s resolutions have taught us one thing, starting new habits can be hard! Here are 5 ways you can build a daily practice that will benefit you for a lifetime.
“Everything Happens for a Reason”
Find your “why.” We all have our reasons to add meditation to our lives. To help reduce stress, reduce the impact of a chronic illness, or be more efficient professionally. Knowing why you aspire to meditate daily will make you likely to want to meditate daily.
“A Little Bit Goes a Long Way”
Start off small! Even 2- or 3-minute sessions, to begin with, can make a difference. Your focus will build over time for when you do have the opportunity for a longer session. They don’t call it meditation practice for nothing!
“I Wasn’t Sleeping, I Was Resting My Eyes.”
Seriously though, sneaking in mini-meditation sessions at the office, in the dentist’s waiting room or during lunch, in a green space or your car, parked, of course! – are all great ways to fit meditation into your busy schedule.
“It Will Never Be Perfect. Make it Work.”
No one is perfect, which means neither are our meditation habits, but we should continue trying anyway. Don’t stress if you miss a session or a day. Meditation is as much about the journey as the destination.