By Tyler Greenberg of Meditate Life, meditatelife.org
Sometimes, we can lose our interest in meditation. We can feel like the routine is tedious and repetitive. We can decide that it is boring or too much of a chore to be worth doing. However, deep down we know that meditation is good for us. So, how can we renew our interest in meditation?
1. Remind ourselves of the benefits
When we lose interest in meditation, we often forget the benefits that meditation brings. We can remind ourselves of the many benefits that come from meditation. These benefits include reduced stress, better sleep, increased attention, and an overall feeling of peace. I have found that remembering these benefits makes me want to meditate more.
2. Find someone for you to help
If you are feeling tired of meditating, try finding someone who is starting to get into meditation who you can help. Helping someone learn how to meditate will help you see the benefits of meditation through someone else’s eyes. If you can see the benefits that someone else experiences, you might want to try again.
3. Find someone to help you
Like the last point, it helps if you are not alone. Find someone else to help you renew your interest in meditating. They can provide tips and other advice to support you and encourage you to meditate. They can share some guided meditations that you might enjoy, or they can give you some tips on meditating alone. This person can even be someone that you have helped in the past.
4. Change your routine
Boredom with meditation can be because you are stuck in an old routine. If you meditate at the same time and in the same place every day, it might be time to change that up. If you can find something new to change in your meditation, it can feel brand new and help you gain back interest. Some things to try changing can be sitting or laying down, the time of day you meditate, the guided meditation you use, the place you meditate, or the duration of your meditation.
5. Remember why you started meditating
If we lose sight of our meditation goals, it can help to remember the reasons we started meditating in the first place. That reason might be better focus, relaxation, better sleep, or any of the benefits that meditation can bring. It might help to try to renew these goals, or to set a new one. If you have something to work for, meditating can become easier.
Meditation can bring so many benefits that are a shame to miss out on. Sometimes we can feel bored or burned out with meditation. It can feel like a chore or too much work. However, these 5 tips can help renew your interest in meditation so you will want to meditate again.