Here’s a helpful list of six ways to make it a priority.
6 Ways to Prioritize Your Transcendental Meditation Practice
1.Don’t wait for the perfect setting.
When you are traveling or having a busy day of meetings, it’s not always possible to get home to practice Transcendental Meditation. But because the Transcendental Meditation technique can be practiced anywhere, you do not have to wait for your usual, comfy spot to fit it in—you can do it on the bus,car, at the airport, in a parking lot, or outside on a bench. So long as it’s safe and comfortable, you are good to go!
2.Schedule it into your day.
Make your Transcendental Meditation practice a part of your regular routine by scheduling it into your day like you would an appointment. (It is an important appointment—with yourself!) You can even keep a log of how many days in a row you have meditated, to keep yourself motivated.
3.Swap it with your scroll time.
Do not see how you could possibly fit in 20 minutes of Transcendental Meditation every day? Look at some of the things you spend discretionary time on, like checking Social media or browsing online. Could you swap a scroll session for a brief dive within? Try it for a few days and see how you feel.
4.Anchor it to another routine activity in your day.
Pick something you already do regularly—breakfast, dinner, a workout, your commute, kids’ activities—and connect your Transcendental Meditation practice to that pre-established habit in order to make it a part of your routine.
5.Surround yourself with support.
The strength and influence of community can be a huge support in establishing a new habit. By meditating with friends, family, or coworkers, you can find the support you need in maintaining a regular Transcendental Meditation practice. Just like having a gym buddy helps you stay motivated to work out, meditating with a partner or group creates accountability and helps ensure that you’ll reap the benefits of a regular practice.
6.Acknowledge the benefits.
Taking note of the positive results you experience when meditating regularly will help reinforce your growing habit. Whether you’re noticing reduced stress, clearer thinking, more energy, or other benefits from your Transcendental Meditation practice, it’s always a good idea to acknowledge those positives in order to gain perspective on how your life may be improving.
“Life finds its purpose and fulfilment in the expansion of happiness”
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Founder of Transcendental Meditation