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4 Steps to Take to Start a Meditation Practice

4 Steps to Take to Start a Meditation Practice

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4 Steps to Take to Start a Meditation Practice
6 Steps to Take to Start a Meditation Practice

Meditation is a bit of a buzzword right now.


Maybe you've heard it's important, but you're not sure how to start.
Maybe you've tried to start a consistent meditation practice, but you've had trouble committing. 

Maybe you have tried it and it hasn't resonated with you, or you don't like sitting cross-legged. 

Maybe you're experienced in meditation, but are open to new ideas. 

All of the above has applied to me at some point, and I'm still exploring and figuring out what my meditation practice looks like.

The following tips have either been passed down to me, or have been things that I've found extremely helpful in developing my practice. 

Set your Space
The first, most important step is to set your space to be welcoming and comfortable. Make sure your room is at a good temperature. Light candles, incense, or palo santo. Play some music, if that doesn't interfere with your practice. Make sure you have a comfortable place to sit/lay down, whether it is a cushion, yoga mat, or blanket. Be somewhere that you feel at peace in, and somewhere you won't be disturbed. This should be a space you continue to return to, so you want it to reflect whatever energy you're hoping to get out of your practice. 

Establish Routine
I prefer to meditate first thing in the morning, but for so long I didn't prioritize it. It was much easier for me to allow myself an extra 10 minutes of sleep, but I soon realized that if I didn't get in my meditation first thing in the morning, it just wouldn't happen. I would keep pushing it further and further out, prioritizing other parts of my day. Figure out what works for you - first thing in the morning? Mid-day? After a killer workout, or even right before bed? Once you figure out what time of day works for you, establish a routine that you can fall into. Do you get home from work, change into stretchy pants, make a cup of tea and then meditate? Do you brush your teeth before bed, set your alarm, and then take that time to meditate? Whatever it is, be consistent with it. And if it ends up not working, that's okay too. 

Be Willing to Experiment
When establishing your routine, you'll want to make sure you figure out what works. Meditation is about you and only you, and what works for others may not work for you. When I first started meditating, everyone told me to download one of the popular guided meditation apps out there. I tried it, but I found I would hyper focus on what was being said. I found I prefer to meditate in silence or with instrumental music. I also found that I prefer to sit on my meditation cushion or lay down on the couch when I meditate, and it depends on my mood. Some people walk, and that works for them. Some like to say a mantra over and over again, while I prefer to just use it when I find my mind drifting. Some people use mala beads in meditation, while others like to light candles and take out their favorite crystals. The most important thing is that you keep experimenting until you find what is right. For you. 

Be Authentic and Be Patient
I've said this a couple of times already, but the most important part of meditation is that you're staying true to yourself. Listen to what you need and do what feels right. It's also important to not sweat the small stuff, and to not worry about what meditation should look like. This is YOUR practice—you've got to own it. Take your time as you learn what works for you. Maybe you meditate tomorrow and don't pick it up again for another month. Maybe you start meditating for 3 minutes a day, and them move on to 5, and then 10. Meditation can be hard to get into but if you are approaching it from a place of love for yourself, you'll be successful.



Meditation continues to change my life. Some days it comes so naturally, and other days it seems almost impossible. It never looks the same, and I am constantly learning more—and that's what I love.



I would love to hear about your relationship with meditation! Do you have any tips for others? Any questions? I'd love to hear from you below, on my blog, or on Instagram!

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