The New Year is upon us, a time when many of us will inevitably have ambitions and then give up – to make more burpees, to brew Kombucha ourselves, to achieve ketosis easily, or to achieve a lasting goal – box of zero.
Let me suggest a decidedly viable solution instead: try to meditate for a minute on most days – just a month.
Building healthy habits is hard, and there's a reason why most of our resolutions ultimately go down in flames. We can be wired to fail. Evolution has left us with a brain that is optimized for survival, not for long-term health planning. Natural selection has identified threats, found food and sexual partners, not dental floss. The fact that we face this evolutionary challenge, I like why I like this modest, month-long proposal.
How to Make Meditation Simple
Two aspects make the application easier:
First, it is a good goal to meditate most days, not every day. Consistency matters ̵
a key concept of behavioral change research that can help keep
a habit, be it a meditation practice, a new gym, or a commitment to learning Esperanto.