Meditation is an increasingly popular practice in modern society, from the yoga studios to the news and your social media feed. It is being used by entrepreneurs, politicians, musicians and scientists to cultivate health, happiness, and optimism.
Motivation to meditate is a crucial factor in successful meditation practice. You will need to get clear on what motivates you and map out a plan to take action on that motivation.
First of all, try to change the way you see meditation. Instead of seeing it as a chore, see it as an essential part of your wellbeing and mental health. It can help you to react in healthier ways when the fight-or-flight response is triggered.
It can also help you get to know your higher self or soul. By connecting with the collective consciousness and your own inner energy, you open yourself up to a greater potential of creativity and expression.
You may find that meditating gives you a sense of clarity and stability in mood, or even a feeling of deep connection with the world around you. You can also use meditation to connect with the higher power, or divine source, that is within all of us.
You can find a collection of guided meditations to help you with this in the Muse app. These are great to use to energize yourself for the day and give you a boost to keep going.