Everyone's Meditating! Why Aren't You?
These are two key buzz words we hear today.
And everyone is doing it. Executives. Professional athletes. Actors. Even me.
I’m currently on a 147-day streak. 147 days! I must say, I’m proud of myself. The best I did before that was 109 or 110, but then I went to Hawaii on holidays. That was headspace enough. And the streak was broken.
The name of the app I use on my phone. Also. the feeling you get when you practice meditation or mindfulness daily. I use the Headspace® app, but there are many others out there – you just have to find what works best for you. You may not like Andy’s voice, but I do, so it works for me!
For best results, practice daily.
Opinions differ on how long you should meditate for. Some say a few minutes is enough while others go by the research, up to 45 minutes. At the end of the day, just get time in – some time for you. I’ve tried 10, 20, 30 minutes, but find that with the busy daily life, 10 minutes every morning before I walk the dogs does the trick!
Why do I meditate? Like most people these days I think too much. And thinking too much can make me anxious. Like you, I have too much on the go and I’m too connected – iPhone, laptop, Facebook, Instagram – there is a constant flow. It never stops.
Daily meditation or mindfulness is the first step to slowing things down. We all need to do more, I know I do.
What else can you do?
Put down the phone, and be present with those around you.
Put the laptop away and spend some time with a loved one.
Leave your phone in your locker when you go the gym.
Turn OFF your social media notifications.
No screen time 30 minutes before bed and none until you’ve showered, dressed and had your breakfast!
Think you can do it?