How to Make Meditation a Habit with the Daily Calm — Calm Blog
Developing a meditation practice takes … practice. Mental fitness is like physical fitness: you need more than a few deep breaths or twenty sit-ups to get lasting results, but the longer you stick with it, the easier it becomes, and the more benefits you’ll notice.
Like any habit, starting (or restarting) a mediation practice can feel daunting. That’s why we created the Daily Calm. Our signature 10-minute meditation, led by Tamara Levitt, begins with soothing guidance and closes with a mindfulness teaching. Each day is a fresh opportunity to deepen your understanding of your mind and to actually practice. After all, the best way to learn how to meditate is to just do it.
So if you’re thinking of starting a meditation practice, we recommend starting today and then doing it again tomorrow and the day after that. The Daily Calm changes every day so that you’ll never get bored. Here are a few tips to help you find your groove:
Find a time that works for you
You can meditate anywhere and anytime. The best time of day to meditate is unique to each of us. It can be beneficial to meditate first thing in the morning because you’re able to cultivate a feeling of spaciousness you can bring into the day. Meditating in the evening can help still the mind, and is a great transition to wind down and prepare for sleep. However, if you notice yourself falling asleep during an evening meditation, you might consider shifting to a daytime meditation. You can really meditate any time – morning, after work, after dinner. What’s most important is that you find a time of day that you can stick with for the sake of consistency. Experiment to get a sense of what time of day feels best for you. After all, this is your practice. Make it work for you!