Meditation Life Skills Podcast - How To Meditate

Difficulty Meditating: 6 Mistakes That Stop You From Meditating

May 06, 2021
Meditation Life Skills Podcast - How To Meditate
Difficulty Meditating: 6 Mistakes That Stop You From Meditating
Show Notes

Today, I want to talk to you about 6 mistakes you make that stops you from meditating. These mistakes can be intentional or unintentional, but they all hinder you from either trying to meditate or from meditating effectively. Let us look at these 6 mistakes.

1.Difficulty Meditating - Not Holding Yourself Accountable

The first mistake that can stop you from meditating is simply not holding yourself accountable. In other words, you don’t feel accountable to yourself for doing your meditation.

The only person who can make you meditate is yourself. If you do not buckle down and hold yourself accountable, you can never expect to start meditating or improve your practice.

2.Difficulty Meditating - Have Too High of Expectations

Another mistake that can stop you from meditating is having too high of expectations. If you expected meditation to take away all your stress and make you completely emotionally stable overnight, you probably found yourself very disappointed after your first meditation, causing you to think that meditation is just a bunch of malarkey.

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3.Difficulty Meditating - Doing the Wrong Meditation

A third mistake that may be stopping you from meditating is that you tried the wrong meditation. Today, there are countless tools to help you meditate, and each tool has a different meditation technique.

4.Difficulty Meditating - Relying on Guided Meditations

The fourth mistake you may be making is relying too heavily on guided meditations. Guided meditations are a great tool for learning how to meditate or meditating if you’re very tired.

5.Difficulty Meditating - Bypassing Your Real Problems

A fifth mistake you may be making is bypassing your real problems with meditation. In other words, you use meditation as a way to avoid your actual problems and feelings. When you use meditation in this way, you're not actually meditating.

6.Difficulty Meditating - Actively Trying to Control Your Thoughts

The last mistake you may be making is actively trying to control your thoughts. Many new meditators try to put their thoughts in a box. When their mind wanders, they start talking to themselves in a very negative way in order to try to control their thoughts. Doing this turns the meditation into a negative experience.

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