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Feature: Tapering meditation length upwards gracefully
As someone is beginning in a meditative path, it can feel difficult at first
to meditate for long periods of time at once. This feature offers a method of
tapering meditation lengths upwards so that you may build up to whatever your
target is gradually.
The overall guiding principle here is to gracefully taper up. Initially it is
going to feel like you failed. If you get distracted every 30 seconds during a
30 minute meditation and refocused your attention back to the meditation every
time, you were mindful of your meditation session 60 times in half an hour.
The overall goal of this entire practice is not to perfectly meditate every
single time, that is impossible. The goal is to improve your skills over time.
Being mindful of your meditation session is one of the easiest ways to
consistently improve your skills.
Background:
Given no assumption about meditative background
# this can be anything from apple notes to Trello, it doesn't really matter
# as long as you're comfortable using it.
And somewhere to record progress notes
Scenario Outline: Tapering up from 5 minutes to 30 minutes over two weeks
As a meditator
In order to get better at meditation in 14 days
When it is day <day>
Then my meditative goal for the day will be <goal> minutes of meditation
Then I make sure to record things I learn in my progress notes
Examples:
| day | goal |
| 1 | 5 |
| 2 | 7 |
| 3 | 9 |
| 4 | 11 |
| 5 | 13 |
| 6 | 15 |
| 7 | 17 |
| 8 | 20 |
| 9 | 22 |
| 10 | 24 |
| 11 | 26 |
| 12 | 28 |
| 13 | 29 |
| 14 | 30 |