How long to Meditate
While your meditation will generally last between 45 minutes and an hour allow yourself plenty of time, if possible, to settle your mind before you begin. If you need to finish by a certain time set and alarm to go off ten minutes before you have to end the meditation to give you an opportunity to finish the session without having to come to an abrupt stop. Don’t let time to be distraction though. Remember just as you are getting away from sensory input you are also getting away from being conscious of time so if you are constantly worried about what time it is you will be completely defeating your purpose. If you need a few more minutes in your day to be able to meditate without this distraction, consider waking up earlier or going to bed later.