How to Get Started
1. Set the Scene
To get started, make yourself comfortable by getting in your jammies. Put on music you find soothing or white noise, if that helps you unplug your brain a bit. Dim the lights in your bathroom (you can always turn off any bright overhead lights and light a candle to have enough light to maneuver), and get out your floss.
2. Start Small
Beginning to meditate can be difficult. You can try a guided meditation if you like. Or you could start with a very simple technique: Pay attention to the sensations of taking three breaths. There's no gold star in meditation, and no wrong way to meditate.
There are many types of meditation, but to begin reaping the benefits of meditation, you can simply turn your attention inward. Allow thoughts to come and go without judgement or analysis. Practice focusing on the sensation of air on your skin, on what you can hear, or on what you can see. How does the floss feel in your fingers? How does your face feel as you hold your mouth open? Let your thoughts come and go as they wish.
In both flossing and meditation it's important to be gentle and to keep at it. It will feel weird the first time you do it. You can course correct, trying out different mindfulness techniques until you find a style that you enjoy. It might be uncomfortable to sit with your thoughts. You may feel a little silly. But give try meditating during flossing for a week and see how you feel.