When Is The Best Time To Meditate?

When Is The Best Time To Meditate?

There’s a lot of talk about the best time of day to meditate. Some say morning is best, others say evening - this blog explores that question...

There’s a lot of talk about the best time of day to meditate. Some say morning is best, others say evening. But what does science have to say about this? It turns out that there are some physiological reasons for why you might want to meditate at different times during the day. The answer is pretty simple: it depends on what works best for you!

When you wake up

The morning is a great time to meditate. Why? Because your intentionality, creativity and willpower are at their highest. Your brain has just been recharged from a night of sleep and you have the strength to do something new and productive.

The morning is also when you can make a significant impact on your day by setting intentions for yourself or for others (like if you want your kids to go outside first thing). You can reflect on what happened last night or even write down some goals for the coming day so that they don’t slip through the cracks as easily as they might later on.

Before going to bed

Meditating before bed can help you fall asleep faster and get more restful sleep at night. Of course it can help you relax and de-stress throughout the day, but it's particularly useful before bedtime because it allows your brain to settle down after a long day. When you're done meditating, there's no need for an alarm clock; you'll wake up naturally with more energy than ever!

Meditation also helps clear your mind so that you're ready to focus on whatever comes next in life. When we think about things like daily goals or financial responsibilities during our waking hours, (and usually even when we're trying to fall asleep), this can cause unnecessary stress. Sometimes all we need is some time alone in order to feel relaxed again; meditation gives us exactly that opportunity without any effort required from anyone else involved!

Throughout the day

Meditation is like working out, but less sweaty and with no tight lycra involved. It can help you focus, relax, feel more connected, creative and confident. When you meditate regularly it becomes part of your daily routine and helps to keep you balanced and centered throughout the day. This means that at any time during your day when you need to recharge for a few minutes, (ahem…afternoon slump), then there’s nothing wrong with taking five minutes out for yourself by sitting down on a cushion for some zen meditation goodness.

When you need it

Meditation is something you can practice throughout the day, not just in one block of time. You can meditate first thing in the morning or last thing at night, or any time during your day when you need it most. 

For instance, if you find yourself struggling with anxiety before bed, then try meditating before going to sleep. Or if one morning feels particularly stressful because of a looming deadline at work, take some time out for yourself and do a guided meditation. There are no rules about what time of day is best; just pick whatever suits your schedule!

There are many benefits to meditating at the same time each day, but the most important thing is that you find what works for you. The best part about meditation is how flexible it can be; if one day doesn't go according to plan, there's always tomorrow!

Throughout your life

Meditation is a skill that can be learned and improved with practice.

It’s an under-utilized tool that can improve your life: your health, relationships, career and even your quality of life.

As you age, meditation will help you deal with things like stress or anxiety. So even if you don't practice meditation daily, using it when you need it throughout your life is just as helpful.

To sum it up

If you’re looking for a way to add some mindfulness into your day, you don’t have to wait for the perfect time. Meditation is like exercise - the more you do it, the better it gets. And even if you can only spare five minutes in the morning or night before bed, that’s enough to help lower stress levels and improve your overall health. So go ahead and take time today, your mind will thank you for it!