With a Little Meditation Motivation You Can Achieve Great Things

There are numerous things that we should do each day to improve and/or maintain our health and well-being. For instance, we should be sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and exercise on a regular basis. Meditation is another practice that you can perform to increase not only your physical health but your mental and emotional well-being as well. With that said, however, along with all the other things that we should do for health, we often don’t practice meditation nearly as often as we should. To try and combat this, this article is going to present you with several meditation motivation techniques that you can employ to make sure that you make time for your meditation sessions on a regular basis.

There are many reasons why we find it difficult to motivate ourselves to do things that are good for us. We are most likely all well aware that we will feel better and more energized after we exercise, yet we still sometimes choose not to do it. Similarly, we know that we will feel more sluggish after eating something that is unhealthy for us, yet we still often find ourselves reaching for the doughnuts rather than the apples, and the same goes for meditation.

We know that meditation is good for us and that it can help us feel more centered and relaxed, yet we often make excuses as to why we can’t make regular time for meditation. This type of behavior is fairly common for any activity that you would like to turn into a habit. The reason for this is because when you are first starting out with meditation you don’t yet realize all of the amazing benefits that lie before you. Once you have begun to experience these benefits on a first-hand basis, you will find that your days feel deprived if you do NOT meditate.

It has been suggested that it can take up to four weeks to turn a new activity into a habit. What this means for you is if you can conjure up some meditation motivation for the first month, then the process will get much, much easier afterwards. You will probably even find yourself looking forward to your daily meditation sessions!

One helpful meditation motivation strategy is to make a list of all the reasons that you have for performing meditation.

Keep this list handy so you can reference it if you ever begin to feel frustrated by your meditation. When you are thinking about your reasons, ask yourself questions like, “What initially drew me to meditation?” or “What benefits do I hope to realize?”

Then, you can take this a step further and actually imagine yourself receiving all of these wonderful benefits. Think about what they will feel like and how your life will have improved. You should return to this thought process whenever you feel frustrated by your meditation, and do not let these thoughts go; keep them very close to your heart.

Another meditation motivation tip is to stop yourself whenever you start to have negative thoughts about your meditation. If you find yourself making excuses as to why you cannot meditate, confront yourself and find out if you’re truly being honest. Don’t let yourself off the hook so easily, because odds are that your excuses aren’t entirely valid.

Meditation is a hugely beneficial practice. And once you get over the initial startup hump, you will begin to experience so many wonderful improvements to your life, and you won’t need any meditation motivation strategies anymore because your meditation will have become as much a part of your daily routine as brushing your teeth!

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Rachel, the owner of Your Best Meditation.com, is a traveler, marketer, and lover of adventure. She started meditating a few years ago, while living in Brazil, and has REALLY enjoyed the benefits of meditation since then. With regular meditation, Rachel reports feeling more calm, at peace, relaxed… and having a greater sense of “knowing”. That being said, she doesn’t always remember to meditate… … and is working on practicing more often. She finds that guided meditations help a lot, though. It can be really difficult to get still yourself, so having someone point you in the direction you want to take is priceless. When not meditating, Rachel has several other passions. Her interests range from reading, traveling, belly dancing, psychology, yoga, Toastmasters, and everything in between.

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