It’s all about a rhythm or routine, if it’s in your routine there’s a high likelihood that it will happen regularly.
My routine is every morning when I arrive at work, I pull into my parking spot, turn off the car and I sit there and meditate for 5 to 10 minutes. When I first started I used to be somewhat self conscious about sitting in my car with my eyes closed meditating, although now I don’t worry about it at all.
It’s so cleansing and relaxing to sit and meditate and let all the tension release before going into work. I was telling my daughter about this and she said, “what if you’re late for a meeting or something”. I told her then I definitely need to do my meditation because for sure I’ll have even more stress than normal.
As I meditate I find myself thinking about what’s coming up in the day and I just remind myself that I’m here to meditate not plan my todo list and I go back to the “one thought / no thought” feeling and I continue meditating.
Sometimes immediately following meditation I’ll open my phone and quickly write down thoughts that I had during meditation regarding my todo list or any other thoughts that I had that might be important later.
The great thing about this new meditation app, is that it allows for quick and easy access to record all the meditation that I do, wherever and whenever I have the opportunity to meditate.