At Seekers we believe in the power of meditation.

In our earlier blog post we highlighted how meditation can help to alleviate chronic pain. This benefit along with reduction of stress, increased concentration, enhanced self-awareness and improved sleep are just a few ways in which scientific studies have demonstrated this daily ritual as one for the betterment of our lives. Of course, knowing this and putting it into practice to reap the rewards are distinct.

As with any new habit it takes conscious effort to form. So here are a few ways to make incorporating meditation into your life easier:

1. Set your purpose.

Identify the reason why you want to meditate. Whether you want to meditate to alleviate stress and anxiety from your job or ease your mind for a good night’s sleep, setting the purpose of why you want to meditate will remind you of its importance to you and make it more likely for you to stick with it.

2. Use a guided meditation app. 

It’s easy to get started with a little help. There are many useful phone apps available that guide you through a session of meditation – they set the time, the tone and the technique. Once the foundation is learned, you can choose to focus on meditating to target a specific need, for example relaxation, sleep or focus.

Our top favourites are Headspace and Inscape.

3. Pick the time and the place.

A good way to make meditation into a habit is to stay consistent with it. Choosing a specific time of the day and practicing in the same place helps to concrete this habit in your daily schedule. This can be as easy to implement as setting a daily repeating reminder on your phone.

Implementing these 3 simple guiding tips will allow you to ease into forming meditation into a daily habit. The hardest part? Starting.

So go for it!