Nikki Veliz | Meditation Coach & Yoga Teacher

How To Motivate Yourself To Meditate!

I know it’s hard to meditate sometimes. And that ‘sometimes’ can actually be every time you think about meditating!

I’m a meditation coach and I still need to write it down on my to do list. And I still sometimes struggle to meditate.

Because it’s the same issue with anything worth doing.

It takes time and commitment.

And because of this you have got to know your WHY.

If you don’t know ‘why’ you want to meditate then it’s easy to let it slide.

I have heaps of ‘whys’ and the list keeps growing over time. From health related issues, sleep, managing my emotions, helping with my business to create confidence, energy, focus and creativity. The list keeps growing.

But my ‘whys’ aren’t going to motivate YOU to practice! You’ve got to figure out YOUR why.

In Michael Hyatt’s course “The Best Year Ever” he says that if “you lose your why you lose your way”. If you lose your why you lose your way.

That totally makes sense to me.

If I didn’t know why I meditated then I wouldn’t make it a regular practice. I’d put it in the too hard basket. I’d lose my way.

So if you’re struggling to find motivation to meditate, give yourself a few minutes to write down WHY you want to meditate. And then keep that piece of paper where you can see it as your reminder. As your motivator!

Be super clear on WHY you want to meditate. Because your why is your greatest motivator.


  1. First of all I want to say great blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask
    if you don’t mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear
    your thoughts prior to writing. I’ve had trouble clearing my thoughts
    in getting my ideas out there. I do enjoy writing but it just seems like the
    first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted simply just
    trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or tips?

    • Hi Koby – Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it. There are different things I do before writing and I use them at different times. Sometimes the idea just ‘pops’ while I’m doing something else and I head to the computer. Other times when I need to write something for a deadline, I often use the 4:8 breathing technique I show you here:
      When I do that breathing meditation, it forces your body to relax at a physiological level to create that space to write. Rather than having a tightly wound up nervous system and scattered thoughts. Meditation is really important to allow ideas to flow. I often meditate to RECEIVE ideas.
      You mentioned it feels like you waste the first 10-15 minutes, this is not wasted time. Getting started is KEY and you’re doing it already. Allow yourself to go through that process, kind of like a warm up, see what comes up. But yes, I highly recommend meditation prior to writing. And finding a meditation practice that resonates with you, that YOU find appealing. Happy for you to contact me directly at for further advice. Thanks, Nikki

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