I meditate at least once a day.
Meditation is very hard for me. My mind is like a white water river, with thoughts flowing in and out without seeming rhyme or reason. Taming it to something singular is very difficult.
Yet, that daily exercise builds will. Will is defined as the mental faculty by which one deliberately chooses or decides upon a course of action, diligent purposefulness or determination, self-control, or self-discipline. Will is the backbone of most magical practice.
Will is one of the most important things to cultivate when you are doing energy work. Will sharpens your focus; will carries you through intense physical pain, emotional distress, spiritual awkwardness and mental fogginess. Will enables you to make healthy, positive choices when you are getting to know which deities, animal spirits or ancestors will help you in your work. Will is the primary tool for removing energy that doesn’t belong. Will is the primary tool for finding energy that does belong.
Meditation builds will. So I meditate.
Your mileage will most certainly vary.