How to turn meditation into an everyday habit

How to turn meditation into an everyday habit

Make meditation a part of your day.

How to turn meditation into an everyday habitHave you ever heard about the ‘undeniable profit’ of internal self-knowledge? Or wondered why this is so useful?  Scientists confirm that meditation is a great practice that allows you to develop spiritually and relieve accumulated stress. However, how can you find time to do this regularly?

How your thoughts and efforts affect your health

We all want to succeed, to be financially independent and productive but too often we forget about our internal health. Every day we strive to show the best results, overcome business challenges, and beat competitors. But our main competitor is our inner self. Everything starts inside us and is reflected in our daily activities, goals, and successes.

But very often we focus only on external manifestations, forgetting that each of our actions and thoughts have a huge impact on our internal health. Our inner health determines the health of our body and soul. Meditation is exactly what will help you cope with the periodic waves of panic, stress and the whole list of negative effects of a hasty lifestyle.

Research have confirmed that mediation:

  • Restores the internal rhythm of the body
  • Removes the effects of stress
  • Helps you to understand the actions of surrounding people
  • Enhances intuition
  • Paves the way to an awareness of own happiness.

After just a few regular classes, you will be able to determine the right priorities in your life. Awareness of your desires will help get rid of doubts and impulsive actions.

Steps that can make meditation an ongoing practice

Find the answer to the question ‘Why?’

As with any other intention, before you start creating a plan, it is important to understand why this is necessary for you. Define your goals. What would you like to get after the plan works? So for meditation, the first step is to understand your reasons for doing this. Remember that reasons like “it’s fashionable” or “a lot of successful people have already developed this habit” are not a good start. This will not work as your personal incentive. Your thoughts should cover only your needs and desires. And such questions show that you are more concerned with the opinions of others. Try to look deeper and consider in yourself those things that you would like to correct through meditation.

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Set physical reminders

Very often, we step aside from the idea of doing something because there is not enough time. Actual deeds and stressful situations always “shout” louder than everyone, and therefore we push all other plans into the background. Create a comfortable environment in order to start your practice. It’s a good idea to arrange the necessary things so you don’t need to move things round every time before and after practice.

Create a special atmosphere

For especially active people, sitting in one place for more than five minutes can be simply an impossible task. That is why, in order to instil a love for meditation on an ongoing basis, it is important to establish “anchors” that will help the mind calm down. Turn on sounds that relax you. It could be ocean sounds or the music of the bonfire with night cricket conversations. Add aroma candles here.

Make the effort and turn it into a habit

The classics of self-development claim that we can form a strong habit in 21 days. In fact, meditation can become a habit even in a week, but all this week you will have to make an effort on yourself. You will have to overpower yourself with your inner will, but fortunately, this period of overcoming will not last long. Make the first few efforts, concentrate on your goal, and within a few days, you will feel that you want to develop the habit of meditating further. And that will mean that the power of habit has begun to work for you.

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Remember that your health is constantly exposed to external influences. A number of stresses and excessive activity can significantly reduce the effectiveness of your natural defenses. Meditation can help your body restore its protective barrier and develop internal stress tolerance.

Frank Hamilton

About Frank Hamilton

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