The length of time you need to meditate to see the benefits may vary depending on your personal situation, experience level, and goals. However, some general guidelines are:
- Start with 5 to 10 minutes a day: This can help you get used to the practice, commit to it, and reduce stress. You can start with less time and add one more minute every week until you reach your desired amount.
- Aim for at least 13 minutes a day for 8 weeks: This has been shown to improve your mood, attention, memory, and anxiety. You may also see more benefits if you practice for longer periods or more frequently.
- Find the technique and duration that suits you best: There is no one-size-fits-all approach to meditation. You may need to experiment with different techniques and durations until you find what works for you. Some people may prefer shorter sessions of 10 to 15 minutes, while others may enjoy longer sessions of 40 to 45 minutes. The most important thing is to be consistent and enjoy your practice.