2. Meditating

So, right, meditating is really supposed to help. I know this. I even know it does help. For crying out loud, I’ve done a week long silent meditation retreat. But I still don’t do it. Just sitting still for a half hour is a terrible terrible idea. So right now I am invisioning a couch-to-5k program, but for my brain. I start with 1 minute. In this system you meditate every day because that’s good for building a habit. But on two days you can fall back to a much shorter time. The system works like this

Week One:

  • 1 min x 2
  • 2 min x 2
  • 3 min x 2
  • Then back to 1 minute

Week Two:

  • 2 min x 2
  • 4 min x 2
  • 6 min x 2
  • Then back to 2 minutes.

Week Three:

  • 4 min x 2
  • 7 min x 2
  • 10 min x 2
  • Then back to 4 minutes.

Week Four:

  • 7 min x 2
  • 11 min x 2
  • 15 min x 2
  • Then back to 5 minutes.

Week Six and Beyond:

  • 15 minutes x 4
  • 5 minute x 3

If you struggle with a week, just stay on that week the next week, or back up a week if needed.

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