How do I meditate regularly?
October 3, 2008 2:31 PM Subscribe
How do I establish a regular meditation routine?
posted by wastelands to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
Back when I was in college, I had a lot more time and energy on my hands. I was able to get deep into meditation and see tremendous benefits in terms of mood, concentration, confidence, etc. At some point I lapsed and fell out of practice, though.
Now, several years later, I'm working full time, and I can't get into a regular routine. I've tried:
* In the morning, shortly after waking, but I'm too groggy to have the alertness necessary.
* At night before I go to bed, but then I'm too tired to focus.
* During my lunch break. I've had the most success with this time period. But it can be difficult on a work day to find a quiet spot and to have enough time. I'm lucky enough to work close to home, but I only get about 10 minutes if I go home to meditate after lunch.
Anybody else struggle with this problem? What did you do to fix it?
I should note that I have no interest in going to a religious group to meditate. I want to do it on my own.