From a girl who can't stand routines, here's how to bite the bullet and get yourself on the road to bliss.
Make it pleasurable.
Put it on the calendar.
Allow yourself to thrash.
I'm obsessed with the word, "thrash," because isn't that exactly what we do? Not just literally, but mentally. There's that period before meditating where we just squirm at the thought of settling down and going in. Allow this. Accept this. It's normal and totally alright, just give yourself the permission to go through it and evolve to a place of surrender.
Accept wherever you're at.
Practice disciplined flow.
Discipline is a word I had to learn to balance with. It used to be something I only knew how to binge on - practicing a toss-up between crack-down rigidity or balls-to-the-wall indulgence. Once you realize it doesn't have to be either, you can create consistency. You can flow.
Here are some tangible examples:
- Switch up your style of meditation based on what you feel you need.
- Meditate anywhere from 2 minutes to 45 minutes per day. No amount of time is right or wrong (you read that right).
- Sometimes you'll forget or you'll get caught up in the good moments so much, that you'll choose not to - and that's okay.