Create your own meditation space.
When you step into a space that you always associate with meditation, it helps you with the meditation mindset. Make your meditation space personal with items that are important to you. Consider also candles, a cushion or blanket, a plant or even a favorite quote.
Plan your time to meditate.
Choose a time when you have a decent energy levels because meditation time isn’t nap time. This time should be about when your mind is most clear. Make it a routine and get it on your calendar.
Plan to use essential oils.
Essential oils can have an impact on mood and energy. If you are feeling down, a citrus oil like grapefruit, orange, or lemon can be uplifting. If you’re feeling a bit lethargic, spearmint or peppermint can help get your mind moving again, too.
Utilize different meditation techniques
Meditation is not one-size-fits-all. Find what works for you. Here are a few example of various meditation techniques:
Walking meditation. Sometimes sitting still can be challenging for a variety of reasons. Go for a walk to clear your mind and find your focus.
Mala beads. Meditating with mala beads adds in the sensory anchor of touch to keep you focused on your practice. Hold the mala in your hand and using your thumb, pull a bead towards you while you take an inhale and exhale. Continue all the way around the mala.
Visual meditation. Closing your eyes is not required for meditating. Watch a candle flicker, watch the wind rustle the trees, watch ripples in a pond. Find something with a repetitive movement and pour all your focus into it.