What to Do When You Fall off the Meditation Wagon

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Do you ever fall off the meditation wagon? It’s okay to admit it — I do it too!

We all have so many things going on in our lives that it’s easy to get derailed from our spiritual practices.

Think about it …

You get slammed at work…

You hit snooze one time too many and you’re rushed in the morning…

You have to hit the gym AND make dinner after work…

Your friends decide to get together and you haven’t seen them in forever…

You have to run a bunch of errands…

You’re super zonked and meditating seems like so much effort compared to zoning out with TV…

And the list goes on.

There are tons of reasons why we say “I don’t have time to meditate.” I hear this often — from my friends, from audience members, from clients. I even say it to myself.

My response is always the same: “Well, do you have time to feel like shit?”

Everyone laughs at that one, but they know what I mean. Meditation is one of the highest forms of self-care. It’s an incredibly valuable tool. We don’t meditate because someone is making us. It’s not an assignment or a chore. It’s a privilege.

Meditating helps us relax, recalibrate and energize our minds and bodies. It gives us the divine opportunity to connect with our deepest selves and realign with the flow of the Universe.

It also gives us the gift of being present.

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We spend so much of our lives rushing from one task to the next. We’re constantly planning and doing and going. We’re surrounded by the noise and chaos of the world. It all adds up to being super stressful!

Meditation helps us become better at dealing with all that stress and finding peace. The more you meditate, the better you are at accessing that feeling of peace and calm and centeredness throughout the day, not just when you’re on your meditation pillow. And the less likely you are to end up feeling like a total stressball.

So if you’ve fallen off the wagon, don’t give up. Don’t make excuses. Just get back on. Watch this video to find out how! Once you do, you’ll feel instant relief.

I hope this serves you.

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  1. Dear Gabby,
    I really loved your morning end evening meditation (I found it on spotify and now it is gone ) from which album is it so I can buy it?

    Best regards!
    Juliette from Amsterdam

  2. Hi Gabby,

    Thanks for the video, yes it is me…. I fall off many times and climb up again. My biggest problem is not knowing which meditation to choose, so I end up searching the web and spending less time on meditation. So my question is… which meditation do you recommend for the next 40 days. I feel really out of allignment with the Universe at the moment and the road is a bit rough for me now…

    Hope to hear from you.

    Love Marjolijn

  3. HI Gabby fell of meditation ,my boss made me feel crap and very thing gone with my job ,relationships gone wrong ,put in new got ,my old boss not happy knock my confince ,love chantel xx x my boss left me in charge all went wrong .so ask new boss need suport in paper work ,training so why feel bad
    leaving old job .blessings

  4. Love this Gabby. Especially the part about not beating yourself up if you miss a meditation. I do Vedic meditation and sometimes I miss my second one for the day… And then, without fail I say to myself ‘why am I so tired and irritable tonight?”. That’s when I pick up my phone and schedule my meditations for the next day. Thanks for spreading the light and love Gabby!

  5. I have gotten into a meditation practice for the first time with consistency. I do it first thing in the am. I now know I can’t start my day until it’s done, so I make sure to do it right away!

    I often ask my clients when they share with me how stressed or anxious they are if they are meditating. The answer is always no! When we do meditate regularly, everything feels easier and lighter.

    Currently loving the HeadSpace app. Lots of great medications and series within it.

  6. Thank you for this, Gabby! Always at the exact time it is needed is when I receive your amazing vlogs in my email! I do feel I’ve gotten off the wagon- I get stuck on what’s the “right” meditation, what’s the best time, do I lay or sit– took many rules and then I find myself not doing it! And at the same time, I really resist structure as I feel it takes away my freedom… Wow that actually just answered part of my question! My belief system… Shifting my belief that having a structured daily practice actually GIVES me more of the emotional freedom I am seeking! Any suggestions on my rules? I would really love to enjoy meditating and actually want to do it! It is a privilege… Thank you in advance!

  7. Gabby, I feel like you were talking directly to me. I have being putting others before myself lately and am now paying that price. Thank you for the reminder that I need to forgive myself and go again!

  8. Sat nam!

    When it comes to my Kundalini Yoga Sadhana I don’t have that issue. However, I go through a program right now and boy ! It is the same thing I know. As a teacher of k.y. myself I would like your suggestion as to which Kriya from either the master class or may cause miracles /finally full / etc to use to manifesting results. Thank you for your time!

  9. Thank you so much for this video! Exactly at the right time for me. I’ve been doing transcendantale meditation for about a year now (you insipred me to start this meditation with a video you made talking about the benefits of this meditation, yes it is truly magical!), but I usually get off the wagon on the weekends where I feel sluggish and don’t feel like taking care of myself as much (kinda like if I’m lacking discipline). So yes I need to forgive myself and accept that I’m not perfect, that’s really a hard one for me. Thanks again!

  10. I have been enjoying your Manifesting Love meditation. And coincidentally I’m trying to stick to that one for the time being. Thank you 🙂

  11. Good message! I love guided meditations by The Honest Guys on YouTube, esp Blissful Deep Relaxation! I try to listen and relax daily in the middle of the day when I need a lift. Try it!

  12. My first intuitive thought was to go through the add more -ing and do the 30 day practice of the meditations in that book! Looking forward to it – I’ve read all your books and that one is still my favorite.

  13. Hi Gabby,

    Spot on advice and perfect timing as usual. I have neglected my meditation recently as I have a lot of upheaval in my life. I’m feeling so stressed out!!

    I’ll be doing ‘Peace begins with me’ at my desk after posting this and then hitting my meditation pillow tonight.

    Happy Monday from a very sunny England! Sat nam, Catherine x

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