1. Start out with 5 minutes a day: what really counts is regularity, not the length of time spent meditating. Everyone can manage to set five minutes aside. If this works well for a week, the following week you can sit for 10 minutes.
2. Set a fixed time: in the morning right after getting up is the best time for meditation – one’s thoughts are still quiet and there is no danger of an appointment or an after-work drink getting in the way. If the early morning is not an option for you, find out at which time you can best integrate your meditation practice into your daily life.
3. Create an oasis of peace for yourself: set up a meditation space in a corner of your home where you can be undisturbed. Over time, just sitting in this place will create a feeling of relaxation in you. If you don’t have much space, get a beautiful meditation cushion and light a candle or incense to give the brain the signal “Now it’s time for quiet!”