I have been trying to meditate and can go about 7 minutes before boredom overwhelms me. Does it get easier?

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What are you trying to do when you "meditate"?

If by meditation you mean concentrating on the breath and observing whatever sensations arise, when boredom strikes you could try concentrating your attention on the sensations of boredom until it goes away, then returning to breath. Same trick works great with physical pain or itching.

0Elo5yfrom readings on the internet; yes it does. Suggestions are approximately; "treat it like a muscle, by training it - it will get stronger" (longer meditations will take less effort to stay in) I have no real life experience in it; and feel as though I do not currently have a need to meditate, but that's what the writings seem to say about it.
4OrphanWilde5yAFAIK boredom means, very roughly, that you're not meditating (at least not the style of meditation I practice, mindful meditation), and instead are sitting there trying not to be bored. If you notice you're bored, notice that you noticed it, and return your attention to your focus.

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