Scheduling Meditation into Your Day
Schedule meditation into your day. Get out your calendar and write the time in for each day or every few days. While it may not motivate you to meditate, at least you won't have anything else to do at that moment (it's true—–check your schedule!).
Try meditating first thing in the morning or last thing at night. At these times, you will probably be least busy, so there will be a limited number of excuses. Moreover, early morning meditation may help you focus throughout the day, and late night meditation may help you sleep more deeply. Part of convincing yourself that you have the time is giving yourself the time when it's least likely to be interrupted by other people or tasks.
Injecting the Fun into Meditating
Make meditation enjoyable rather than a chore. Perhaps you could create a "meditation zone" in your house or play soothing music. For some people, meditation zones are untouchable areas that signal peace and "my space". You can even tell the rest of the household that this area is off bounds, at least during the times you wish to use it.
Put a little smile on your face to remind yourself to be happy. Smile with your heart, eyes and mind. If it doesn't go the way you want it to go, just laugh at how silly your mind is.
Focusing on What You Get Out of It
Continually remind yourself of the benefits of meditation. For example, one benefit for busy people is that meditation may help you remain more aware and focused, which will make all those tasks you have to perform much easier! As mentioned earlier, meditation can help you gain a better appreciation of time and learn to manage it better, causing you to feel less rushed and busy.