I was doing my meditation every day, but then I didn’t do it the last few days.
I started the week really well, doing my meditation every day. But then I was bad and didn’t do it the last few days. I just got busy and kind of forgot about it.
First, notice the judgment. Were you really “bad” because you forgot to meditate? Probably not. See if you can notice when you have those kinds of judging thoughts about yourself or others.
Now as far as trying to get your meditation practice more regular, it may be helpful to designate a specific time each day for it. It’s tricky for students, because your schedules tend to be different every day. You’ll get up for an early class one day, then sleep in until your afternoon class the next. That kind of irregularity makes it hard, but not impossible, to consistently work meditation into your day. Try setting your phone to go off at a certain time each day to remind you. Or put a sticky note on your computer to remind you to spend ten minutes watching your breath when you open it up. Or put your meditation log by your bed to remind you to do it before you go to sleep or when you wake up in the morning. If you just count on remembering and working it in at different times each day, you are much less likely to consistently get your practice in.