Just Sit: 7 Meditation Practice Suggestions
Updated: Sep 25
Creating a meditation practice can appear daunting. We've come off with seven tips to help.
Written by No Expectations Team
Meditation can be challenging, especially for beginners, but it is not inherently difficult. Like any new skill or practice, it takes time, patience, and consistent effort to develop. Some people may find it difficult to quiet their minds or sit still for an extended period, while others may struggle with finding the time or motivation to meditate regularly.
Listen to the New Year's Resolution Episode, where Andrew and Jen discuss many of these tips.
It can be a powerful tool for reducing stress, improving focus, and cultivating a sense of calm and inner peace. If you're looking to enhance your meditation practice, here are some tips to keep in mind:
Start Small and Gradually Increase
When starting a meditation practice, it is important to start with short sessions and gradually increase the duration over time. This will help you build the habit and make it easier to incorporate into your daily routine.
Create a Dedicated Space
Create a space in your home that is dedicated to your meditation practice. This can be as simple as a corner of a room with a cushion or chair. Having a designated space will help you stay focused and consistent with your practice.
Speak to an experienced meditator, guide, or teacher. Guided meditations can be a helpful tool, especially for beginners. There are many apps and online resources available with guided meditations that you can try.
Consistency is key when it comes to meditation. Try to set aside a specific time each day for your practice and stick to it. This will help you make it a habit and reap the benefits of meditation. This will help you build the habit and make it a regular part of your routine.
Focus on Your Breath
Focusing on your breath is a common meditation technique that can help you stay present and focused. Simply focus on the sensation of your breath moving in and out of your body. Sit in a comfortable position and simply observe your breath as it flows in and out of your body.
Meditation is a practice that takes time and patience. Don't get discouraged if your mind wanders or if you don't see immediate results. Stick with it and trust the process. Be gentle with yourself and keep showing up for your practice. Be gentle with yourself and keep showing up for your practice.
Be Kind to Yourself
It's important to approach meditation with kindness and compassion toward yourself. Don't judge yourself or get frustrated if you're not "doing it right." Meditation is a personal practice, and there is no one right way to do it. Before or after your meditation practice, take a moment to reflect on something you're grateful for. This can help cultivate a sense of positivity and gratitude, which can carry over into other areas of your life.
Remember that meditation is a practice, not a performance. There is no right or wrong way to
meditate, and it's normal to experience distractions, restlessness, or other challenges during your practice. The key is to approach meditation with an open mind and a willingness to learn and grow.