Either in the morning before I begin my day but if I’m in a rush as I am most times then I leave it till evening before bed but this comes with the problem of being tired and falling asleep during the mediation.
- Do I need to dig deeper into the theory? I’m thinking of Sam Harris’s Wake Up, or resuming a book that helped my when I started. It’s getting easier over time to get distracted when meditating, and should be the opposite.
- What part of the day do you find meditating most helpful?
- How has meditation changed the way that you act with family or friends?
- How do you think that meditation has changed your life?
- How do you mediate without feeling you’re waiting for the timer to run out?
In the morning. I get up between 4-5am so meditate while riding the train to work. On the weekends, I meditate around 5am. Everyone is still asleep so I don’t have any interruptions.
I am really bad at this. I prefer to do it as early in the day as possible and sometimes end up doing it when I get home from work. The later in the day I do it the less good I feel it does me. But I always do it no matter how late in the day.
I usually meditate in the morning, less than one hour after wake up. I think It’s better because our mind is free of the busy and boring things that happens. And because you probably will not be interrupted by any urgent problem or call. So, the earlier is your meditation, better results you’ll have.
Morning is probably the best time to purposely set out some time to meditate. That’s so we familiarize ourselves with the sensation of being present and aware and we can carry that through to the rest of our day. But if that is the only time we meditate in a sense, then what we are doing is meditating for 15 minutes, we practice awareness for those 15 minutes, but practice distraction for 16 hours of the day. It’s important to meditate throughout the day, at little moments when we can. And when we are not meditating, to carry through our intention of being aware and present. I hope this helps, Happy meditating!
Evening, before going to bed. My days are long and my mornings are always busy. I'm also a night owl. I find myself tired in the morning and meditation kind of roining my mood and I don't want to start my days frustrated.
I prefer to meditate in the evening, preferably before bed. This helps me reflect on my day and release any stress so that I can sleep better
I like to start my day with a 10min session meditation. Typically I meditate with in the first 30 min of waking up. I think it sets the tone for my day. In addition, depending on my work day I enjoy a light afternoon meditation as well.
Usually in the morning or before bed, sometimes I meditate in flights or while I’m in a cab, I also meditate when my anxiety starts to kick in
I usually prefer to meditate first thing in the morning 5:30 or 6:00 am. This helps me to start my day in a positive frame of mind. I will meditate before I got to bed at night around 9:30 pm.
These days maybe i prefer meditate in the afternoon, around 1pm-2pm because there's no one in the house and i have no activities yet. And the surrounding is pretty quite around that time
- How do you position yourself during meditation?
- Have you considered going to a short meditation retreat?
- Yes. How exactly does one calm one’s mind in order to meditate? Like how can I quiet my mind completely in order to experience peace?
- Does meditation need to be done the same time every day?
- How do you meditate to get focused?
- How do you keep yourself focused on meditation?
- At times I have difficulty staying awake when I meditate in the morning. Does it happen to you too? How do you stay awake?
- What good meditation resources/apps do you use once you’ve progressed from the in-app ones?
- What changes do you see in yourself when you meditate daily?
- My mind drifts off too much during meditation, what should I do about it?