Meditation will induce a sense of calm and a less busy state of mind. But that does not mean that all you need to do is sit down, close your eyes and prove everything is perfect.
After initially creating a meditation practice, you may feel that you hit a proverbial wall. This is very normal, and in this brief chapter, I will help you get over the hump and get past this.
Some meditators feel as if they have hit a wall after practicing their daily meditation habit for a while. This is very normal for some people. I felt this was after meditating for approximately six months.
Here are a few ways to take your practice to the next level:
- Meditate for a more extended period. With my SB5 Method, I teach people to start their meditation practice or habit in just minutes. Why not increase the time to 10, 15, 20 minutes or longer? There are no fixed rules to how long you can meditate at a time or the number of times a day. Change things up.
- Focus on the quality of your meditation habit, not the quantity. Maybe you can change the place that you meditate—trying to change your breathing pattern.
- You might want to include some soft background music.
- Meditate outside instead of inside.
- Meditate with a group instead of alone. The experience of meditating in a group is quite different than practicing on your own and is an excellent source of inspiration and support.
Sometimes we need a bit of variety. Indulge yourself and change things up. Develop a habit that you enjoy, not despise.