Maybe you’ve started meditating and you do it here and there, but you haven’t had great success with doing it every day. Here’s a little trick that might help you make meditation into a more regular thing.
Every time you meditate, make a commitment to yourself at the end of the meditation that you’ll do it again.
Even better, tell yourself exactly when and where you’ll do it.
Visualize yourself sitting down to do it again the next day.
This can take just a moment, it doesn’t have to be a big deal.
What you’re doing is locking in your intent. After you’re done meditating, you’ll be cleared out and open. Your power is up. Use that opportunity to reinforce for you what’s important.
If you want to make meditation a bigger priority in your life, leverage the moment right after you’ve done so to help yourself do it again.
Just make sure you don’t waste the time that you’re supposed to be actually meditating by thinking about the next time you’ll meditate!! Wait till the end when you’ve formally finished the meditation, and then, before getting up from your seat, take a moment to reaffirm your practice for the next day.
Then, as you move through your day, if the thought of meditation comes into your mind, actively redirect it to an affirmation for the next time you’ll meditate. “I’ll meditate for 15 minutes on Wednesday morning before work.” Something simple, and specific. Don’t dwell on it. Seal in the intent and move on.
Then do it again tomorrow.