When most people start to learn meditation for the very first time, they find it a lot more challenging than they anticipated. That is because although the theory behind meditation is actually exceedingly straightforward, putting into practice is a tougher task, so odds are you’ll face several obstacles when you do.
While these obstacles could derail your efforts to learn meditation, the good news is that by taking a few simple measures you can overcome them:
Start by just meditating for 2 minutes
Rather than jumping straight into the deep end and trying to meditate for 30 minutes at a time, start slow and meditate for 2 minutes initially; then; slowly increase the duration daily. That should make it easier to fit it into your schedule, and you’re more likely to stick to it.
Meditate when you first wake up
Making meditation a part of your morning routine is an excellent way to make sure that you don’t end procrastinating. Not only that but it’ll make you feel more alert, refreshed and prepared for the day ahead.
Find a quiet space
When you first start out, all you really need is a quiet space that minimizes potential distractions. Later you may not even need that, but it helps a lot initially regardless of whether you’re trying to focus or empty your mind.
Don’t focus too much on what’s ‘best’
Early on, you may find that you’re meditating in the best possible way and with the best possible tools. The truth is however there are no ‘best’ ways to meditate, and focusing on it too much is likely to get in your way. The one and only thing you should focus on is making sure that you meditate daily – in any way, shape or form.
Learn with friends
Starting to get into meditation with friends (or by joining a community) will give you someone that you can discuss it with, turn to for help, or even simply check in with. That in turn will help you to stick to the commitment and make it more likely that you make an effort to meditate daily.
Find what works for you
Just as there is no ‘best’ form of meditation, there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ either – and as you start to learn and try out different forms, you will be able to find what works for you. Think of it as a journey of discovery – it doesn’t matter so much where you start, but rather that you gradually find where you want to end up.
By taking these steps, you should find it much easier to learn how to meditate. Not only are your efforts less likely to be derailed, but you’ll also find that you slowly but surely make it a key part of your routine. Once you are meditating regularly, you’ll soon start to see the benefits and, from that point, odds are you won’t ever look back.
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