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Meditation for Beginners: Top 10 Tips To Get The Best Experience

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Meditation for Beginners: Top 10 Tips To Get The Best Experience
If you follow along with the 10 meditation tips above, you'll be off to a great start. So, how can you turn that great start into a daily habit? For any habit you want to start, there are a series of steps you can follow that will make the habit stick.

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Why People Meditate

Why People Meditate
People meditate, not out of obligation or a hope that it will be helpful. They meditate because it creates very visible, very real positive changes in their lives.

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The Benefits of Meditation

The Benefits of Meditation

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Start Small

Focus only on meditating 2-5 minutes each day, then after seven days, add 2-5 more minutes. 

It’s not the length of time that matters, it’s merely the consistency and commitment to doing it every day that counts.

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Remember, It’s Easy

It’s easy to get lost in the idea that you have to have the perfect space, the perfect meditation cushion and be in a perfect position. 

Meditation should feel natural and easy, even if that means just sitting in your car on your lunch break.

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Stick With A Method

Choose one type of meditation and stick with it for at least a month. If, after that time, you don’t feel like it’s working for you, explore something else.

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Be Kind To Yourself

Meditation is a respite, a quiet time, a time to be at peace with yourself.

Treat yourself with complete compassion and kindness when you meditate.

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Be Patient With Yourself

We love to put pressure on ourselves to be perfect all the time, but meditation is not the time and place for that. 

Allow yourself room to breathe and practice patience along with compassion for yourself.

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Practice Non-Judgement

It’s easy to think that being distracted, fidgeting, or having your mind wander is a negative experience. 

Meditation isn’t about fighting or resisting those natural occurrences. It’s about experiencing them and allowing them.

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Find A Meditation Buddy

Find A Meditation Buddy

You can practice meditations together and share your experiences, or you can simply hold each other accountable. 

We’re more likely to commit to something when we’ve told someone else we’re going to do it.

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Building a Habit of Meditation

Building a Habit of Meditation
  • Choose Your One Habit & commit to it.
  • Attach meditation to your morning routine.
  • Tell Someone. It is extremely powerful for building a habit.
  • Reward Yourself to keep you motivated.
  • Make Meditation Part Of Who You Are.
  • Meditate Every Day.

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