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Meditation Tip 1 – Start Small

As you begin your personal meditation practice, don’t be afraid to start small. While spending 20 minutes a day in meditation is ideal, it’s not practical for everyone. If you can’t set aside that much time each day, then shoot for five or ten minutes instead.

 

It’s important to keep in mind that the effects of meditation are cumulative. That means that it’s better to meditate daily for five minutes than to meditate weekly for an hour. Although it may seem daunting to find time for your daily practice, you likely already have small blocks of free time in your day. Look for short 5, 10, or 20-minute breaks between your daily activities, whether it’s at lunchtime or before watching TV.

 

If your schedule is already full, consider waking up a few minutes earlier each morning. Since meditation diminishes the time your body needs to recover, you likely won’t miss those few extra minutes of sleep.

 

The key is committing to this new meditation schedule for 30 days straight in order to cement this new habit. After this initial period, you’ll find that meditation has become as much a part of your routine as brushing your teeth. Plus, as your practice continues to evolve, you’ll be able to sit for even longer meditation sessions.

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