When Is The Best Time To Meditate

Best time to meditate

Timing is important, especially when it comes to meditation. It can affect whether you have a relatively easy time or whether you spend the time with your mind buzzing, never really getting into it. It is impossible for me to say that one specific time is best for everyone, however.

Some people do better in the morning, because their mind is clear and their meditation practice makes them more energetic. By meditating in the morning, they are able to approach their day with calmness and energy.

Other people struggle in the morning. They wake up with their minds foggy and don’t really get going until their third cup of coffee. These people may people do better in the evening. They find that their meditation practice calms them and prepares them to fall asleep.

Expected interruptions can also affect your meditation practice. For example, if you live by a football field, you could expect a lot of noise during the weekend and may wish to avoid this. Even if you naturally prefer to practice at night, you may move your practice to earlier in the day during these instances.

Here is an exercise to help you determine your best time of day to meditate. Meditate for ten minutes in the morning for one week. Note how you feel and if you think it is beneficial for you. The next week, meditate for ten minutes in the afternoon. Note how this affects you. By doing this exercise you can gain clarity into the best time of day to meditate.

As a beginner, it is important to recognize factors that seem to detract from your meditation practice. As you grow, you will find that you can meditate with even with the distractions at any time of day.

Please leave a comment and let me know if this helps! Also, check out my quick beginner meditation.


  1. Hey there! I’m actually interested on doing meditation. I read and heard good stuffs about meditating and I want to do it. I don’t know what is the best time for me to meditate luckily I read your article about the best time to meditate. I found your article very informative and helpful. I’ll surely try to meditate for a week in the morning and also a week in the afternoon. But I have a question, can I meditate twice a day like in the morning and in the afternoon? I really appreciate your response.

    • Yes, you can do both morning and afternoon for about 5 minutes each. Make sure that you pay attention to the times that work best for you. I hope that you enjoy your meditation practice!

  2. I’ve never really considered it a meditation but I usually take about 5-10 minutes to unwind before going to sleep. I would lie on the bed with my legs 90 degree up against the wall, do some stretches and transition into the lotus position (still lying on my back).

    When I closed my eyes and just breath, I can feel a very calm sensation from the head to the end of my toes. You should give it a try.

  3. Eva,

    Great post! I have been meditating for about 4 months consitently and timing is everything. Personally, I find it to be beneficial for me to do it upon waking. This gives me energy, creates a sense of calmness, and a positive outlook. In addition, I include at least 5-10 minutes of being grateful, and I read daily bible verses. For me this typically takes around 35-40 minutes. I actually wake up earlier because of the benefits that this has provided me with; lower blood pressure, more focused, and less stresses. Finally, I sometimes I meditate twice a day if possible.

    • That is wonderful! I really like how you enhance your meditation in the morning with bible verses and gratefulness. I will have to write a post about gratefulness in the future because it is so important.

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