One of the common challenges people have with guided meditation is that they don’t know how to do it.
Another challenge is that people sometimes find it difficult to relax and clear their minds especially as a beginner.
This is completely normal, and often happens during the beginning stages of meditation. You may find it helpful to focus on your breath and count each inhale and exhale. Alternatively, you can focus on a mantra or short phrase that helps you to stay connected with your practice.
It’s also important to be patient and forgiving with yourself; everyone experiences distractions during a meditation practice, and it takes time to learn how to focus your attention effectively and simply ‘be’ in the present moment.
There are also many different techniques, and it can be difficult to find the right one for you.
You simply need to try the different types and go with the one you enjoy the most. That way, you’ll be more likely to take some time for yourself every day and stick with it.