Narcotics Anonymous offers a daily meditation program called Just for Today. It's a collection of reflections that can be read at meetings or on your own. It's a great way to start your day off right and build a positive habit.
Improved focus and concentration, even in stressful situations: Regular meditation can help you manage your mind’s wandering and self-referential thoughts. It can also hone your ability to notice more in your surroundings.
Greater compassion for yourself and others: Metta meditation, for example, teaches you to forgive yourself and others for their mistakes and misdeeds. This compassion may improve relationships and boost sobriety.
Better sleep and more energy: When you meditate, you train your brain to be more present in the moment. This makes it easier to manage stress, improves sleep, and reduces chronic pain and inflammation.
Increased happiness: Studies show that practicing mindfulness meditation can increase your attention span and decrease the frequency of mind-wandering, self-referential thoughts that can lead to feelings of unhappiness.
Developing a daily meditation practice can take time and commitment, but it's worth the effort. Many people find that they have a more stable meditation habit once they've been doing it for a while.
Make it a part of your daily routine: Set a time and place to practice reading and meditating, such as in the morning or before bed. Use a reliable reminder, such as a clock or alarm on your phone, to ensure you make it a regular ritual.