My relationship with meditation can be described as complicated. I've been fascinated by the practice since I was 14 or 15 but I never managed to make it a solid habit. I meditate daily for a few months, then skip a day or two for one reason or the other and usually fall out of the habit completely. I then don't practice for a few months and then the cycle starts over.

I don't know why it happens, that's probably just me being completely inconsistent with my routines. I suck at being consistent.

Anyway, I decided to give it a try again, but this time with a different approach. On my phone, I have the Waking Up app and they recently introduced groups.

Groups allows you to practice with others—while listening to the daily meditation, sitting in silence, or both.

I created two meditation groups, "The morning meditation" at 7 am and "The evening meditation" one at 7 pm (my time) you can join if you want. Maybe the thought that other people can participate will trick my brain into being more consistent because I'm incredibly reliable when it comes to meet someone in real life. The hope is that my brain will look at these as a digital meetings.

Full disclosure: the app is a paid app but I think you can get a free month if you want to try it. I use it for free because I'm a long-time supporter of the podcast and I got a lifetime membership in return.

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