How To Find Time To Meditate

There is no perfect time to meditate—But you can try these 6 simple steps to find your best time to meditate and make it a habit.

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How do you know when it’s a good time to meditate? You will always have other things to do, and you may not always feel particularly inspired to meditate. In order for it to be effective, meditation has to be an appointment that you keep and not something you do when you feel like it. And yet and some points during the day you would derive more benefit from working than meditating, because you are clearing items from the mental landscape that would interrupt your peace of mind. And there is the usual business of life: meetings, reports, classes, and the like, which do not qualify as distractions and cannot always be negotiated. So you have to be flexible and work around busy times. Here are 6 tips for finding time to meditate:

Schedule your meditations. Scheduled meditation may seem a little unromantic, a little type-A, a little anal-retentive. But scheduling something means that it’s important. Writing something down, especially writing by hand on a sheet of paper, has a powerful effect on the memory. By writing a schedule for your meditation, you commit to that appointment. You also say to yourself that you value your own…