Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be.
Before beginning your meditation take a moment to examine the list of negative habits you made last week. These habits should be listed by priority. Pick 1-2 for this meditation practice.
Take a few moments to quiet the mind and prepare for a meditation practice.
Count 15 long slow deep breaths.
Identify your negative habit.
Take 5 deep breaths and imagine yourself engaging in this habit.
Begin to ask yourself:
Is this habit holding me back from achieving my goals?
Does this habit make me feel bad about myself?
Is the habit something I might feel embarrassed about?
Do I get on the defensive about this habit?
How would I feel if you could eliminate this negative habit?
Continue working with these thoughts as you deepen the breath.
Count 10-15 long slow deep breaths.
To break or eliminate a bad habit, it can be helpful to create a new positive habit. Take 5 minutes to list 3-5 new positive habits you would like to implement. Keep this list handy for part 3 of this meditation practice.