We understand: If you're new to meditating
, starting can be a real task, even with all the incredible apps
out there aiming to make the process as streamlined as possible. However, if you're really
ready to get serious about making this a daily habit, your best bet is to create a meditation space you'll turn to every single day.
"Setting a consistent space to meditate will help you be less distracted, because you will become accustomed to the sounds, scents, and other environmental factors that can sometimes draw your attention away. This way, it will be easier to stay present in the moment," explains Khajak Keledjian, founder of the app Inscape
, which provides daily guided meditations based on the mood you want to achieve post practice—be it calmness, energy, or sleepiness. "Having a dedicated space is a physical reminder of the intention you’ve set to create time for yourself, so you can recharge yourself and others around you."
But don't worry: Creating a meditation nook doesn't mean you have to make over your entire home—just peep the colorful one in this sunny Austin apartment
(pictured right). Ahead, read on for expert-approved tips for creating the ultimate space for mindfulness.