Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year. When I was younger, all the family got together for a feast with so many options from turkey, ham, cranberries, cornbread, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, several pie options, and much more. My mouth is watering just thinking about it all.
It’s hard not to have read about the benefits of meditation. It improves focus, reduces stress, increases happiness, improves self-awareness, slows aging, and just makes everything a little better. What’s hard for many is figuring out how to build a meditation habit into their lives. This guide will help you develop a consistent meditation practice habit.
I’m fascinated with habits. I love the romantic notion that tomorrow is full of infinite possibilities, and the reality is what we did yesterday is the best predictor of what we’ll do tomorrow.
In fact, depending on which research you look at, between 30–80% of our daily activities are on automatic pilot. Whatever your percentage, habit patterns translate to a significant portion of our day.
This is the story of the surprising things I learned along the way to becoming a morning person, using behavioral change and habit formation to get my grumpy butt out of bed and thrive in the morning hours.