People asked me if I still meditate everyday. My reply: "Of course! Twice a day - morning when I wake up, and night before I sleep"
They asked: "How do you keep it up? I mean it is so hard to meditate... My mind keeps wandering.. I cannot stop thinking."
Me: "Me too. To stop the mind from thinking and wandering is almost impossible. I just let it focus on simple things to keep it wander less."
Others: "But how do you discipline yourself to do it everyday?"
Me: "I skip sometimes when I am physically tired at the end of a day. Or I am in a rush to wake up to go somewhere. It not an option, but it's still a choice."
Others: "I don't get it. It's not an option, but it still a choice. What do you mean?"
Me: "Hmm.. maybe this example might help. I like to take a shower every morning before I go out on my day. It makes be feel fresh and smelling good. I also like to take a shower before I change to go to bed. It makes me feel clean and comfy. These are my personal choice of my routine that I do everyday wherever I went; even when I travel to places during Winter. Since I don't compromise on it, hence it is not an option. However in rare situation when skipped showering, I don't beat myself over skipping it, because it is still a choice I could make. Because mentally it does not require a conscious decision to do it or not do it. I just do it as part of a routine. Only when the option (to shower) becomes limited, I make the conscious decision to do it or not do it. Meditation is the same - I do it because it part of my day. I don't do it when it becomes very difficult keep to it."
Others: "Still, to do it well everytime, it hard to meditate well."
Me: "I have recorded some voice over to guide myself to meditate. These voices on a audio podcast helps me meditate when I needed a guide to keep my wandering mind to calm down."
Here is the link to some podcast which anyone could use.