Researchers have identified important factors that determine whether or not someone establishes meditation as a lasting cornerstone habit in their life: (Lam, Riordan, Simonsson, Davidson, & Goldberg, 2023):
Factors That Help People Stick with Meditation:
Factors That Might Make It Harder to Persist Meditating:
Factors That Don't Seem to Affect How Long You Stick with Meditation (eg. for a lifetime):
Reference: Lam, Riordan, Simonson, Davidson, & Goldberg. (2023). Who Sticks with Meditation? Rates and Predictors of Persistence in a Population-based Sample in the USA. Mindfulness, 14(1), 66-78.