It's been just a little over a week since I threw down the gauntlet in front of my procrastinating self. To keep it all on front street, I managed five out of the seven days in the meditation challenge. I mostly sat down in the evening and did about 20 to 30 minutes. It was a great practice and it made a good difference in putting the work day firmly behind me instead of layering a blanket of digital stimulation over the stress. I just let it work through my mind and clear out.
The days I missed were regretful, but there's not much sense in beating myself up about it. One of the days I missed was Saturday. The reason I mention it is that weekends tend to be a lower stress time and the raw need to relax is less intense. That's actually the best time to meditate because you're doing so in a relaxed state already. Rather than being reactive to a busy day, you can do some preventative maintenance and help make the following work week that much smoother.
Meditation can get you out of a jam; but it works even better when it's a consistent hum regardless of how good or bad you're feeling.