By: Tina Isakson (mom of 5, Invoke manager and retail buyer, current yogi, former runner)
Often touted as a habit of highly successful and happy people, meditation ranks near the top of this year's wellness trends. In an effort to reduce anxiety, quiet my mind, improve mindfulness, and heck, BE one of those highly successful and happy peeps, I've decided to give meditation a whirl. Experts say 21 days to build a habit, so join me as I attempt to meditate for a few minutes each day for the next 3 weeks. Because sitting still and quieting my mind and/or mouth for even a few moments at a time are NOT my strong suit, I've decided to use the meditation app headspace for a little guidance (LITERALLY. Its guided meditation). It would have been nice if I had started this habit in January when wellness goals are fresh in my mind, but I figure August (with back to school time for my kiddos) can be my second January. Here we go...
Day1: Monday morning (butt crack of dawn, see also:my kids are swimmers) opened my headspace app. Chose the 3 minute meditation. Found a comfy seat on the sofa. The app has a lovely British accent. Counting the inhales and exhales. Promptly fell asleep.
As you can see, we're off to a blazing start. Join me here for progress updates on my journey to being heavily meditated.
Do you meditate? What works for you?
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