• These 12 tips can help make sure your meditation is effective as you build a daily practice. 
  • For starters, be patient and treat yourself with kindness, as it can be difficult to learn how to pay attention to your breath and sit for meditation.
  • It's also important to be disciplined in building a habit of meditation — even just a few minutes of meditation every day can go a long way. 
  • This article was medically reviewed by Zlatin Ivanov, MD, who is certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology at Psychiatrist NYC
  • This story is part of Insider's guide on How to Meditate