Some people tell me they only meditate when they’re stressed.
And while I believe it’s incredible they’re taking the time for themselves… I can’t help but think it’s a dangerous approach.
It would be like if every time you felt fat, you exercised.
What’s the issue?
You’re associating a negative stimuli (feeling poorly) to a positive habit (meditation, exercise).
What’s the solution?
Change the stimuli to something neutral or positive. Examples: sitting on a specific chair reserved for meditation, putting on workout clothes for exercise, repeating an affirmation before a specific habit.
Set yourself up for success by doing what needs to be done whether you’re feeling good or feeling bad.