I am far from perfect and consistent when it comes to meditation, but never-the-less I wanted to talk about mediation today, and share why I love it so much.
I went to this talk/presentation about meditation while in college, and ever since then I’ve known that meditation was something I wanted to add to my days.
But I struggled for so long because I didn’t understand how to do it.
My solution came with a guided meditation app.
And this might end up sounding like a sponsored ad, but it’s not. If anyone from Headspace is watching, hit me up. I’d love to work together.
But yeah, Headspace is my meditation app of choice. (You get the first ten guided meditation practices free).
I’ve found that the most beneficial time to meditate for me is early in the day.
It’s just one of those things that sets you up for a good day.
+ makes me a calmer, more balanced person. turns out it lowers your cortisol levels.
+ helps me with focus, motivation and creativity.
+ helps me sleep better, not laying there with 20 million things running through my head.
+ I better handle confrontation or stressful situations
+ feel so much brighter, lighter and positive overall
It’s one of my go-to’s if I’m ever feeling flustered, frustrated, distracted, upset.
If I’m meditating for whatever reason I’m more likely to want to work out, eat fresh foods, which all in turn make me want to just take better care of myself.
I try to do 10-15 minutes, which when you think about it, who doesn’t have 10-15 minutes?
And you can do it anywhere. At home, outside, on the train to work, on a plane, in the car.
But I can’t do it at the end of the day. I’ve tried to do it before bed, and I just end up failing asleep.
It’s something I really would recommend everyone tries.
I also think it’s cool that there’s even simple meditation practices for kids. I’ll definitely be doing that when I have kids.
And as this process has gone along I have realized that I have found a similar meditative quality in other activities, whether that I journaling, listening to music, going on a walk, or being out in nature. And I am very grateful for this new awareness I have in my days.