How long should I meditate?

Most people start meditating for 5-15 minutes and build from there. More important than length of time is consistency. It's ideal if you can find time for at least one meditation session every day. In fact, if your schedule is very busy and you’re not sure how to fit meditation in, check out the Ten Percent Happier Course One Minute Counts which has both lessons and nice, short videos to try fitting meditation into your day. There are also meditations for when you're walking, brushing your teeth and even putting your pants on! The trick is to find a regular spot in your day to add in mindfulness meditation, and give yourself a chance to try some more traditional meditation on days when you have 10-15 minutes to check it out.

If you miss a day - it's okay! Just start again the next day. 🙂

Lots of the guided meditations in the app have adjustable lengths so you can choose the time that works best for your schedule and practice goals. When practicing without guidance, our Unguided Timer allows you to set a time interval that works well for you.

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