200 days ago I started meditating daily. Not to prove anything – I am not even consciously aware of my reason, but given that meditating helps me calm my frazzled mind, I figured I don’t need to bother myself with official reasons.
Something that I’ve never expected happened. I thought, as time goes by, each sitting will be easier. Oh girl, was I mistaken! For me, the longer I go, the harder it gets. The less sustained concentration I am able to muster. Or at least it feels like it.
Regardless of this (hopefully temporary) hurdle, I keep going, as now my day feels incomplete if I don’t sit and meditate for at least ten minutes.
Have you tried meditation? How did you find it? Do you have any tips?
PS. If you haven’t yet tried meditation/mindfulness, there are plenty of apps there that will help you with it (Calm, Headspace, 10% Happier to name a few). I strongly recommend it. Please don’t be discouraged by my current plateau/dip. Even though I feel I’m not making progress at the moment, the benefits are truly great. Try it and let me know how you’re doing!