Have you ever fully realized that life is, after all, merely a series of habits, and that it lies entirely within one’s own power to determine just what that series shall be?– Ralph W. Trine
At the beginning of the year we resolve to make changes at home and work and before we know it, we are back to the same behaviors and habits.
What I find is helpful is structure and making it approachable and inviting.
If you are trying to begin a meditation and centering practice, try this:
- Find a space in your home or office and make it inviting and comfortable.
- Create a ritual: It only takes s short time to create a habit. Do your practice every day, even if you don’t want to. Set up a time each day, the same time would be preferable but not necessary.
- As prep before meditation and centering practice, take a moment to prepare. Do something to calm and quiet your mind. Some examples are: Breathing, yoga, listening to music, lighting incense, walking, etc.
- If this is a new practice, start at no more than 5 minutes a day and slowly increase to up to 30 minutes each day.
- Leave your watch and cell phone in another room. If time is a concern use a timer with a soft alarm.
Let me know in the comments below how this worked for you and if you were able to create your space. If you did not, what do you think got in your way?