Is anyone else desperately searching “How to start meditating” tutorials on Google, YouTube and every other search platform there is?! 🙌🏾🙌🏻🙌🏿🙌🏽
Fact of the matter is, when everything is changing around you, and you feel anxiety creeping up on you, it’s only natural to retreat inward. With that said, retreating inward isn’t always helpful. That’s why meditation is such a great tool. It can help you find peace when you retreat inwards, rather than falling down a negative and anxious spiral.
Because let’s be real. We’re ALL intimately acquainted with that kind of spiral at this point, right?
So, with that said, let’s get moving on how to start meditating.
Step One: Get yourself a meditation app
Seriously. They’re game changing and so helpful if you’re just starting. Why put pressure on yourself to start meditating by yourself? Grab yourself a meditation app and see where it goes.
The key here is to pick one app to start and try it out over a few days or weeks. Don’t go ham and download every single one out there. Try one at a time and see what works for you. I would recommend trying Stop, Breathe, Think to start. It’s free, and the meditations are quite short, thus accessible for a beginner!
Step two: Block off some time to try one of meditations
This will likely be the hardest part, and that’s OK! Finding time for yourself can be difficult, regardless if your super busy with work, looking after the kids or even if you’re having a rough day. So, to make step two easier for you, take a look at your calendar and block off 15 minutes for yourself and make it a non-negotiable. I like to do it right before going to bed. I’m already having a moment for myself (and on my phone), which makes it easier to start meditating.
Step three: Try meditating!
Pick a meditation on your app and press play. Congrats! You’ve tried meditation! Three steps and you’re there. 😊 If it was hard, that’s totally OK. Meditation takes time and practice. All you need to do to help build your confidence in your meditation practice is, well, practice!
Remember to be gentle with yourself, mental calm doesn’t happen over night. You’re doing the best you can, and you should be proud of yourself for that. I sure am!
If you’re up to it, feel free to share how your first meditation experience went! 💕