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  • Writer's pictureKanchi Dheer

Don't Be a Meditation Dropout: Practical Tips for a Consistent Meditation Habit

Updated: Apr 28

Contemplating life

Making meditation a habit is easier than you think. Here are some tips you can use to build a regular practice.

1. Lower your barrier to entry.

Although a business term, the principal can also apply to personal goals and habits. 

Make it as easy as possible to get on that mat and meditate. 

E.g., if you decide to meditate in the morning, download your guided meditation the night before, lay out your clothes, along with your mat, incense stick etc.

Alternatively, if you’re trying to break a habit, increase your barrier to entry!

2. Recognize the instant reward.

We are more motivated to do something regularly if we see some short term results quickly. These don’t have to be massive shifts but small positive changes like a peaceful morning, a less stressful commute, better sleep etc.

You need to decide what the instant reward is for you and then recognize it. Use it as motivation to keep going! 

3. Don’t feel bad if you skip a day.

Or if you don’t start at the time you wanted to. Remember, detours and "failures" are part of the journey. Trust the process and be proud of yourself anyway!

4. Don’t bite off more than you can chew.

It is important to be honest and realistic about your current situation and where you want to be in the future. Once you have a clear goal in mind, take steady steps to achieve it.

For example, if you aim to wake up at 5 am and meditate daily but usually wake up at 8 am, it will take time for your body to adjust to your new routine. In this case, it would be best to gradually adjust your wake-up time. Start by aiming to wake up at 7:30 am for a few weeks, then 7 am, then 6:30 am, and so on until you reach your desired time.

Let us help you make meditation a part of your daily routine. Our Free Alarm is the perfect tool to help you set reminders and stick to your practice.


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