I mean, it's not hard to convince most of us to make our spaces a bit prettier. So I approach it this way. I've created a beautiful area in my house that I meditate on every day, and it houses all the things that help me get into a calm zone for meditation.
SET THE TONE
When it's time to meditate, I flick on some incense Root or Heart centers (I love the smell), I fluff up my pillows, and I grab a couple of crystals. Whether or not you believe in their healing benefits (I do, clearly!), I think they can guide you and support you dive deeper.
If you're a skeptic about their healing benefits, by all means, go for ones you'd like to have on display in your space. But if you're a believer, I really can't stress enough that I feel different energies on different days, so it's worth finding which crystals will help you best for your specific needs.
I'm also a huge believer in the power of aromatherapy.
MAKE IT A HABIT
Time was an old excuse. If you have time to go down an Instagram black hole or a Netflix binge 'till 3 a.m., then you have 3, 5, 11, 31 minutes for yourself. Your only problem is finding the time, and that means making the time. So when do we practice? I will show you sets that you can do in the morning or at night. Sets that you can do when you are feeling mad, sad, anxious. It is a matter of remembering you have these tools at all times.
You've likely heard this a million times, but it's such an important point, I wanted to go out on it. Find a time to carve out 5-15 minutes a day for, schedule around it, and then commit to it. You'll likely not want to do this at first, mainly because we're all so busy, and sitting there for 15 minutes alone with your thoughts may not be the most appealing addition to your day at first! But trust me, achieving this peaceful time for just you every day will quickly not only be a loved addition but a required one. When I don't meditate, I feel different, and not in the right way.
Life happens, so if you can't find a rhythm, check my posts of other types of meditations you can do during your day or night time! Any 3, 5, 10, or even 31 minutes you give to your mind, she will be forever grateful!
Wear something non-restrictive, throw on socks if it's chilly, even put on a blanket! Your body temperature will drop down as your mind quiets down, and your body is not moving much. Do what you need to do to be comfortable. There's no right way to get comfy and to meditate.
Please note, this is a self-discovery journey. Be kind to yourself, be patient with your mind, and know that we are rewiring your wires. Practices make the master.
Let me know how it goes, let's start to build a space where it feels safe, a home inside your home. Give this a try ;) Can't wait to see how it goes...