Some Notes to Self for Meditation

Some of my meditating readers may be able to sympathize with these notes to self.

  1. Don’t give up in the beginning. Remember that it tends to be difficult at the outset prior to the mind becoming quiet enough for it to become smoother sailing.
  2. I personally try to imagine myself go slack when I try to focus on the sensation of my breath entering and leaving my nostrils because I feel like it centers my concentration here and prevents me from getting distracted, or ensuring that I regain focus if I have been distracted.
  3. Make sure you are in a place that ensures quitting early is difficult. This is why I like to go to a park where I do not have my phone or computer on me (or I leave my phone in the car).